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ADMJUS 185 - Police Community Relations - Romik Keshishi

Course:Police Community Relations
Professor:Romik Keshishi
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Welcome to the College of the Canyons, Police Community Relations course.   I have been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 22 years and I have worked a variety of assignments from uniform patrol, gangs, vice, narcotics, and terrorism.  I am currently a Detective assigned to the Major Crimes Division.  I look forward to share with you, my law enforcement experience and expertise as an investigator.  My goal is to guide you not only through the lens of a police officer but also through the eyes of the community members.  

Course Description

The course presents theories, philosophies and concepts in police-community relations for problem solving solutions within diverse communities.  We will focus on partnerships between the law enforcement agencies, individual officers, private enterprise and most importantly the community members.  Building relationships and trust with the diverse populations of the community is the ultimate goal.  Police Community Relations is a collaborative effort in crime prevention and building safe communities.

Each week you will wrestle with an issue or an ethical dilemma related to Police Community Relations.  The intent is to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter material, to recognize and analyze community problems, and to generate possible solutions.  In your weekly discussion topics, you will be required to recognize Police Community Relation problems, analyze and present viable solutions.

Note:  We will be discussing difficult, troubling and challenging issues related to the police function such as stereo-types, prejudice, bias and racism.  A plurality of viewpoints will be encouraged sometimes through the use of provocative statements that some may find disturbing.  The intent is to generate thoughtful discussions and student engagement and create a safe learning experience and environment for all students regardless of individual opinions or beliefs.

What to Expect in this Course

Students will be able to access power point lectures, research material, Videos, assignments, grades and important notifications via CANVAS.

Students will need to have access to a desk top computer or a laptop and viable internet connection in order to be able to access CANVAS.  

You will be graded on engagement and participation in individual discussion topics, current affair journals and the “Final Challenge assignment.”

The “Final Challenge” is a research project which will be due the last week of instructions.

The details of the assignments and due dates will be made available in your Syllabus and course CANVAS and during ZOOM meeting.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/05/2021 Sub#: 689