CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AT LANE COLLEGE PREPS STUDENTS FOR THE REAL WORLD
JACKSON, Tenn.-The deadly traffic stop made by the Memphis Police Department shocked people around the world. The beating has raised questions about the future of law enforcement. Lane College Criminal Justice instructor Patrick Willis explains how they prepare law enforcement students for the real world.
“In the blink of a second, I mean you have a short span of time to make major decisions where people are going to review what you are going do.”
Willis believes it is important for officers to know and understand civilian rights.
“We always express to them know what people constitutional rights are and know if you violate those constitutional rights know that you are gonna be held accountable.”
This associate professor at Lane College also explains what's important when teaching law enforcement students.
“But the first and foremost thing is have them to be cognizant of the fact that we are not a one hat fit all. every human being is unique,” says Professor Bede Anyanwu.
Law enforcement such as U.S marshals and local sheriffs visit lane classrooms regularly to keep students informed on what it's like in the real world. Lane College hopes instructions like these will properly train the future police officers of tomorrow.