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Jeff Mason
Jeff Mason

Jeff Mason

Hello and thanks for visiting my page.  My name is Jeff Mason and I am an adjunct facilty member working in the Administration of Justice programs.  I began my police career in 1983, when I was hired by the El Centro Police Department.  I worked my way through a variety of assignments and ranks.  Currently I am the West Division Commander, responsible for one half of the patrol operations, the administrative operations; recruitment, hiring, volunteers and I am also the Press Information Officer. 

I graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, class 175, and I am especially proud to be a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, class 228.

Twenty years ago I began my relationship with Imperial Valley College.  I was given the oppertunity to volunteer as a role player in scenario training for the academy students.  The next year I was given a chance to instruct some courses in the academy.  Every semester since I have been involved in instructing or coordinating academy courses and  teaching administration of justice classes. 

With my pending retirement from police work, I am looking forward to being able to take on additional assignments at the college and having more interaction with students.

Although I am not a native of Imperial County, I have lived here more than half my life.  My wife and I have 3 wonderful children, and we feel fortunate to have raised them here, where being part of the community has real meaning.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:41

Course Schedule

Written by Jeff Mason


Spring 2014

AJ108Public Safety Report Writing

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 110 or ENGL 101 and READ 019 (Formerly ENGL 019) or ENGL 089 This course is an introductory course, dealing with all aspects of public safety communication. It will cover the techniques to effectively communicate facts, information, and ideas in a clear and logical manner for a variety of public safety systems reports, crime violations, incident reports, letters, memorandums, directives, and administrative reports. Emphasis on criminal justice terminology, use of English, and organization of information. Students will gain practical experience in note taking, interviewing, report writing, and presentation of testimony in courts. (Formerly AJ/CSI 120) (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 8:35 AM
End Time: 10:00 AM
Building: 200
Room: 201
Enrolled: 34
Available: 1
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

AJ121Law Enforcement Field Ops

Recommended Preparation: AJ 100, ENGL 009 or ENGL 099 and READ 019 (Formerly ENGL 019) or ENGL 089 The development, function and techniques of patrol; observation skills; development, traffic and preliminary investigative duties, handling complaints and requests for service, public and community relations and basic crime prevention. The mechanics of field interviews, search and arrests, note taking and police report essentials. Familiarization with basic police equipment and handling of community crime incidents. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 11:40 AM
Building: 200
Room: 201
Enrolled: 38
Available: -3
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

AJ222Criminal Investigation

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 009 or ENGL 099 and READ 019 (Formerly ENGL 019) or ENGL 089 Fundamentals of investigation; techniques or crime scene recording and search; collection and preservation of physical evidence; modus operandi processes; sources of information; interview and interrogation; follow-up and case preparation. (Formerly AJ 122) (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 4:40 PM
Building: 800
Room: 806
Enrolled: 35
Available: 0
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16