south texas college

Criminal Justice CJ 1301 Course Guide

SI Leader

  • Name of SI Leader:  Frederick Garcia
  • Office Location: Pecan Campus, Building P. 3.149
  • Office Telephone #: 488-7206
  • E-mail Address:
  • Office Hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. But, if you’re an online student, please notify me in advance. 


The United States Criminal Justice System

Overview of the United States Criminal Justice System:



The United States Police System


More than 12,000 local police departments were operating in the United States during 2016. A local police department is a law enforcement agency, other than a sheriffs' office, that is operated by a unit of local government, such as a town, city, township, or county.