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The Law Enforcement program prepares students for careers in law enforcement as a police officers, desk officer, bailiff or corrections officer. Additionally, students could work as criminal investigators, detectives, police agencies, or in correction and judicial facilities.
The Law Enforcement program teaches students an in-depth analysis of the three (3) components of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, the judicial system and corrections) with special emphasis on criminology, substantive criminal law, procedural criminal law and constitutional law. It places a strong emphasis on reading and comprehension skills, written and verbal communication skills and empathetic awareness of cultural diversity.
Successful completion of any CCR course or qualifying placement score or exemption to complete the Criminal Justice courses. Admission into the Law Enforcement Academy courses requires a student to file an application with the PLEA Department Chair and meet specific guidelines prior to admission into the program (such as state statutory requirements for background checks). You may enroll in PLEA courses only if you are admitted into the program.
In addition to program requirements for this program, you must complete ENG 1021, COM 1150, MAT 1140 and six (6) credits of social and behavioral science courses.