BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (BS LEAd)
The national crime rate scenarios which raise yearly coupled with recurring threat coming from the rebel extremists and terrorists are two of the most visible factors that will continue to propel the need for man and women to beef-up the forces of both the police and the military. To counteract these insurgents and lawless elements, police visibility remains the most practical and potent determinant. This was tried and tested to work by the AFP-NCR on the highly populated urban areas in Metro Manila as a prelude exercise before the senatorial election this year.
Yet, the police and the military must not only contend with the number of their forces but on the quality as well. This assertion was manifested in the passing of RA 8551 in 1998 entitled, the “New Police Act” which among others was objectively aimed at professionalizing the police force. On their end, the AFP is continuously recruiting college graduates with background and training in law enforcement administration.
As a sample case in a more confined situation, PNP Marinduque has more or less 200 police officers in more or less 230, 000 population or @ 1:1, 400 population. Ideally, in progressive countries, the population of law enforce (police) to population is 1:200. Their educational background tells another story with most of them are college graduate/or which college degree not relevant to police functions.
Add to these scenarios, the latest political strife hitting the most of the urban centers of our country are rallies and protest marches. The strategy on these kinds of civilian activities needs a subtle police visibility for confidence building. These types of situation need another face of law enforcement capability. To further resolve these strategies is the imposition of program and plans in the overall management of law enforcement agencies.
Now to assimilate and tailor fit these functions to a more comprehensive educational program Marinduque State College, School of Arts and Sciences offers a pioneering course a Baccalaureate degree of Science in Law Enforcement Administration. This Curricular offering is the integration of the Criminal Justice studies and Law Enforcement Management. This program although in a pilot test category in Marinduque is needed to produce wholly packaged professionals with a wider expertise and understanding of police operation and management and other law enforcement administration functions.
With these data and profile, MSC steps forward to offer Marinduqueños another viable course option, hence this proposal.
The Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration Program has been offered by the Marinduque State College of the School Year 2008-2009, first Semester, under the School of Arts and Sciences with the following legal bases to wit: MSC – ACO Ref: # 33 s, 2007 approved on November 26, 2007, MSC – BOT Ref: # 14 s, 2008 approved on March 18, 2008, and CMO # 21 s, 2005.
To include the values of leadership, integrity’s, accountability and responsibility among the students in the service of one’s fellowmen, community and country.
To develop technical skills research and anti-inquiry in nature, cause, ttreatment or punishment of criminal behavior.
To enhance knowledge and ability’s on how to appropriately treat crimes, criminals and victims.