Criminal Justice (COP Option)
The Collegiate Officer Program
The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training provides an alternative route to peace officer certification by granting authority to degree granting institutions of higher education to conduct courses of study which are designed to include and cover all CLEET mandated Basic Law Enforcement Academy course objectives.
Rose State College has been granted permission to offer the Collegiate Officer Program as a prescribed program of instruction by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to prepare the college student to stand for the CLEET Certification Exam and become certified as a basic law enforcement officer in the State of Oklahoma.
Several basic courses are offered through day-time and night-time instruction. Through a cooperative agreement with OSU-OKC the student participates in various skill classes such as; Firearms training, Defensive Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Traffic, Patrol Procedures and Survey of Police Sciences. All of the course work completed at OSU-OKC will transfer to Rose State College for credit purposes.
Upon the successful completion of sixty-four (64) hours of program instruction and the awarding of an Associate in Arts Degree in Police Science, the student is eligible for standing for the CLEET Certification Exam. With a minimum passing score of 80 the student is considered to be a provisional certified Peace Officer in the State of Oklahoma with two years to successfully obtain commissioned employment as a peace officer from the date of successfully passing the certification exam.
For those students who have already obtained their CLEET Certification and are employed as Certified Peace Officers, Rose State College offers extra-institutional credit for those students are seeking an Associate in Arts Degree in Police Science. All of the course work for the Criminal Justice Police Science option (CJ Core Course Requirements) will be credited to those who have successfully completed the requirements of becoming a Certified Peace Office in the State of Oklahoma.