Law Enforcement

For almost thirty years, law enforcement officers have been vital partners to MCCE. The Michigan State Police is a co-sponsor and MCCE has provided training and support through our Law Enforcement/Teacher Partnership Program.

Law Enforcement officers can help bring law-related content alive for students and provide an important bridge to the community.

MCCE Recommends:

Police Officers and Law-Related Education: Building a Winning Strategy for Youth Education Programs
Technical Assistance Bulletin No. 21 (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2002).

Street Law for School Resource Officers
The 15 lesson plans are designed to be co-taught by classroom teachers and school resource officers. Group discussions and hands-on activities help participants explore the roles and responsibilities of both police officers and members of the community.

Police Patrol
For students from fifth through 12th grade and beyond, Police Patrol is an innovative curriculum that will open communication and break down stereotypes between police and students. Students get an opportunity to have positive interactions with police officers, to learn about police work, and to work on improving police-community relations.

MCCE’s Resources, Programs, & Lessons

Educating for Citizenship

Educating for Citizenship is a conference for educators and community members that highlights best practices in law-related and civic education in Michigan and nationally.

Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award

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Mock Trial

A Mock Trial is designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court.  Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers.

"[A] unique opportunity for young people to learn about the legal system..."

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