COMPASS Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice Summer Immersion Program

The criminal justice immersion program will engage students in a police academy-inspired, hands-on curriculum showcasing key components of North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement Training. Facilitated by police officers with collective decades of real-world experience in the field, students will interact with the most exciting and fundamental elements of the criminal justice system and learn how these elements will play into future educational and career opportunities.

COMPASS 2021 will be held June 20-25 and June 27-July 2, 2021. The program will be facilitated by Montreat College Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Robert Roth.

What You’ll Experience

Topics

  • Use of Force

  • Search and Seizure

  • Traffic and Crimes Codes

  • Criminal Procedure

  • Courtroom Practices

Hands-On Experience

  • Handcuffing
  • Traffic Stops
  • Fingerprinting
  • Building Searches
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Field trips to Local Jail and Courthouse

A Day in the Life

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Criminal Procedure

  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break

  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Handcuffing & Fingerprinting

  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch

  • 1:15-4:30 p.m.: Session 3 – Field Trip to County Jail

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner

  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Bonfire

  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10 a.m.: Session 1 – Data Collection & Screening  
  • 10-10:15 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Pre-Exercise Health Screening  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Aerobic Fitness at Black Mountain Campus
  • 2:45-3 p.m.: Break  
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Session 4 – 1 Mile Run Test  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Capture the Flag  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out
 

Where You’ll Be

Montreat College is part of the Asheville area’s vibrant cultural life. Explore the countless outdoor activities that make Western NC an international destination for adventure seekers.

Where You'll Stay

COMPASS attendees will stay in newly-renovated Anderson Residence Hall. Rooms include two twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two closets, one or two bookcases, and a private restroom.

Where You'll Eat

COMPASS attendees will dine in Howerton Dining Hall, which features multiple dining options to accommodate individuals with dietary preferences and allergies.

FAQs for Students and Parents

Register for COMPASS

COMPASS 2020 will be held the week of June 21, 2020.