PCC/ CCOG / ETC

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ETC 201

Course Number:
ETC 201
Course Title:
Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS)
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Introduces the State of Oregon Law Enforcement Data System, which provides computer databases for state and local law enforcement and the Criminal Justice Information System, interface with national computer systems. Completion of the LEDS Training Guide provides state certification at the Inquiry level. Students must complete a Criminal Background check and be free of any felony or drug related convictions. Prerequisites: ETC 103. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Format inquiries using the LEDS Operating Manual.
  • Format and code information based upon NCIC codes and abbreviations.
  • Access a variety of computer test files, simulating warrants, missing person reports, stolen vehicles, guns, articles and more.
  • Use Administrative Messages to contact law enforcement agencies both local and national.
  • Receive state certification valid for up to two years.

Course Activities and Design

This course includes lecture and discussion on the use of the LEDS operating manual and the NCIC code book to access, identify, and interpret law enforcement and court records.

Use of the LEDS and NCIC resource manuals to appropriately code and format computer inquiries and access records.  Instructors will work one on one with students to access computerized test records and to interpret system messages and records data.  To obtain state certification at the inquiry level, students must complete an open book exercise with 100% accuracy.  Students must also document all practical exercises in the training guide under the supervision of a state certified LEDS representative.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes, multiple choice exams, and class exercises using the operating manual to locate information.
  • Creating various types of computer messages, inter-agency communications, area and national broadcasts.
  • Creating computer inquiries for specific types of information, using pre-determined formats and coding.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 

  • Develop a working knowledge of the layout, organization and function of the LEDS operating manual and the NCIC code manual.
  • Apply the appropriate codes and abbreviations to access information
  • Interpret coded information using various resource books.
  • Enter correct formats and codes into data fields, utilizing keyboarding skills
  • Sort and organize data to match to file records.
  • Read and interpret computerized responses.

Subject Matter, Concepts, Themes, and Issues:

 

·       NCIC and LEDS approved abbreviations

·       Military Time

·       Application of criteria to specific data entries

·       Sorting and matching similar data to identify specific records

·       Confidentiality of information

·       Privacy rights when disseminating information

·       Legal responsibilities and liabilities

·       Laws regarding access to information

 
Instructor Qualifications:

Instructor must be LEDS certified by the State of Oregon at both the Inquiry and Entry levels, and must be or work under the supervision of a currently certified LEDS representative.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 2

Outcomes:

  • Format inquiries using the LEDS Operating Manual.
  • Format and code information based upon NCIC codes and abbreviations.
  • Access a variety of computer test files, simulating warrants, missing person reports, stolen vehicles, guns, articles and more.
  • Use Administrative Messages to contact law enforcement agencies both local and national.
  • Receive state certification valid for up to two years.

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Develop a working knowledge of the layout, organization and function of the LEDS operating manual and the NCIC code manual.
  • Apply the appropriate codes and abbreviations to access information
  • Interpret coded information using various resource books.
  • Enter correct formats and codes into data fields, utilizing keyboarding skills
  • Sort and organize data to match to file records.
  • Read and interpret computerized responses.