1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Law Enforcement/Crime Scene Investigation

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This program is intended to be a general introduction to the American Criminal Justice System with emphasis on law enforcement. Students will explore U.S. Constitution Law and the Missouri Criminal Code. Some of the skills and knowledge of the general duties performed by law enforcement officials will be presented by officers from a variety of local law enforcement agencies adding their knowledge and experience with lectures and demonstration throughout the program. Students will participate in lab activities related to each area of study.



Officer Bruns has been the LE/CSI since 2007. He is the SkillsUSA co-advisor, SkillsUSA Missouri State Officer Advisor and SkillsUSA contest coordinator for the contest areas of Criminal Justice, CSI and CJ Quiz Bowl. He has led three CSI teams and one CPS team to national titles as well as having 56 students place in the top ten of the nation. Officer Bruns has been recognized as the Outstanding New Career and Technical Instructor of the year, 2011, Breaking Traditions Instructor of the year, 2016, as well as SkillsUSA Outstanding Advisor of the year 2017.

Contact Officer Bruns
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1727 
Email:[email protected]



Officer Hopper is happy to join the Platte County R-3 School District and the NCC faculty team beginning August 2021. Officer Hopper served the prior six years as a Police Officer and more recently a Detective in the Kansas City metro area. Prior to attending the Kansas City Regional Police Academy, Officer Hopper was a Crime Scene Investigator in Kansas City, Missouri. Officer Hopper received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from State University of New York at Oneonta in 2012 prior to obtaining a master’s degree in Forensic Science, Advanced Investigation from the University of New Haven in Connecticut in 2014. Officer Hopper is looking forward to pursuing her passion of teaching and to share her knowledge and experiences with the next generation.

Contact Officer Hopper
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1722 
Email:[email protected]



  • Patrol Procedures

  • Basic First Aid/CPR

  • Professional Ethics

  • Types and Use of Law Enforcement Equipment

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Evidence Procedure

  • Crash Investigation

  • Constitutional Law

  • Firearm Safety


Students may earn up to 6 hours of dual credit through Missouri State University.


Students may earn an Industry Recognized Credential through the Missouri Peace Officers Association.


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Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Security Guard



Military Police






Highway Patrol Trooper



Corrections Officer



CSI Technician



Police Officer






FBI Agent



*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021

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