Criminology & Criminal Justice
This event offers students an opportunity to work with criminal justice professionals in training simulation scenarios. Students train and practice just as officers do in the field. Agencies donate their time and the equipment is also provided. The event started with approximately 50 students participating and has grown to over 120 students from SOU, RCC and the Criminology Club adopted high school Armadillo participating. Students do not need to be a criminology & criminal Justice major to participate. The event costs $10.00 and each participant receives a light lunch, dinner, snacks, and a t-shirt.
The Lock In Event includes various criminal justice agencies from the Region and beyond. Agencies include:
Ashland Police Department
Drug Enforcement Agency
Jackson County Community Justice
Jackson County Sheriff's Department
Phoenix Police Department
Medford Police Department
Oregon State Police
Portland Police Bureau (consulting agency)
Federal Bureau of Investigations (consulting agency)
Oregon Physical Agility Test (ORPAT) Medford Police Department sponsor (10 a.m. - Noon) : The ORPAT is a simulated chase, fight, and apprehension scenario (fitness test) that is mandated by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for all police recruits to complete within a designated time period. Candidates must complete the ORPAT within a certain time period to successfully pass in the academy.
Shoot Don't Shoot: MILO system (sponsoring agency Medford Police Department)
The Range 3000 Simulator (police training device) consists of a computer LCD projector, multiple cameras, speakers and a floor-to-ceiling drop screen. The simulator portrays real-life scenarios that involve all regulation weapons and equipment, but instead of real ammunition, all equipment uses laser lights, which are necessary to interact with the simulator screen. The scenario can be altered as the student interacts.
Felony Hot Stops (Phoenix Police Department)
When a police officer is going to pull over a vehicle, the plate number is given to dispatch. If the vehicle comes back with wants, warrants, or as stolen, what is the proper procedure for pulling over the vehicle and apprehending the driver?
Active Shooter/SWAT (Medford Police Department)
School shootings have forced new policy in handling scenarios with an active shooter (person shooting or capable of shooting). How are these calls handled and when SWAT is called in, what is their roll? Students gear up to an enactment of such a call.
K9 Drug Enforcement (Oregon State Police - Drug Enforcement Agency)
Drug Recognition, understanding how and when a drug dog can be used in the field, how do you search a vehicle with a dog? All these things and more are revealed during this live simulation event.
Defensive Tactics (Ashland Police Department)
Understanding how to be safe when apprehending a criminal is not an easy task. Students not only learn how to apply handcuffs in this scenario but also how to work with individuals who will not comply with police officer commands.
Street/Ground Fighting (Medford Police Department)
What happens if a criminal takes my weapon? How do I use my body weight and the laws of physics to best give me advantages with the criminal is bigger than me? These questions and more are answered as students learn how to fight back when in tough scenarios on the streets.
Law & Order DUI (Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
When drivers are over the legal limits what does the road look like? How are their brain functions and reaction times altered? Simulation gear assists students in understanding what a driver in this state sees and feels and what the courts are doing about it. How do officers test in the field to determine if a driver is not legal to drive? These questions and more will be answered.
Motivational Interviewing Processes: Offender-based (Jackson County Community Justice)
In today's criminal justice system offenders in community-based programs work through cognitive restricting models to learn new ways of approaching problems and are given tools to rethink the errors they often make in their decisions to commit crimes. In this scenario students learn how to conduct initial interviews with offenders such as sex offenders and serious violent offenders out on parole.
Cell Extraction: Jail-Prison skills (Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
Correctional Officers work in an environment without weapons. They often are in a position where they need to move or gain control of an inmate who is in a cell and will not comply with an officer's commands. How do correctional officers deal with this type of scenario? Working in a close proximity with an inmate who might have a shank or is gassing you (throwing feces or bodily fluids at someone) is not an easy task.
Crime Scene Investigations (Central Point Police Department)
In this scenario students are responsible for a complex crime scene and the investigation process. This includes evaluation of the scene (was a crime committed?). Students use various types of crime scene equipment as they learn how to develop, secure and package physical evidence for scientific evaluation and comparison, prepare detailed report on the observations and activities at the scene, and prepare to understand the process for testifying in court regarding the findings and processing methods used at the scene. Finally, determining who committed the crime and receiving a conviction is the ultimate goal.
How it works:Students rotate through four scenarios (each is 90 minutes in length).