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Policing

Policing

A subfield of law enforcement, policing is the protection of a community against criminals and others who want to abuse the freedoms of civilians. While law enforcement as a whole has federal jobs across the nation, policing is more commonly associated with smaller communities and individual cities and towns. It is the job of a police officer to protect the lives and properties of the civilians in their community. Police officers patrol the streets, make arrests, and try to prevent crime on a daily basis. Police department detectives and investigators are also involved in the policing field of law enforcement and help to pursue and apprehend criminals for local police stations.

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Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

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Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Law Enforcement

Locations: Hagerstown , Urbandale , Omaha , More...
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Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

Programs:

  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track

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UEI College

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)

Locations: Riverside , Gardena , Morrow , More...
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South University, Online Programs

As a student at South University Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)

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Daymar College

We Change Lives...One Person At A Time. ®

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice, Associate of Science
  • Criminal Justice, Diploma

Locations: Murfreesboro , Nashville , Columbus , More...
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Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Occupational Science
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

Locations: Lynchburg , Chattanooga , North Charleston , More...
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Lincoln College of New England

Give your career a boost with training with Lincoln College!


Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate)
  • Criminal Justice (Bachelor)

Locations: Southington
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Miller-Motte College

Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

Locations: Fayetteville , Wilmington
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YTI Career Institute

Your Journey Begins Here . At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon-brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate

Locations: Lancaster
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Whether the police officer is on- or off-duty, they are expected to carry out their job and use their jurisdiction to protect the rights of the civilians at all times. Police officers and detectives spent a good portion of each day writing reports and manuscripts describing the incidents they experienced and criminals they apprehended that day.

While the federal government does employ policing specialists for certain jobs, the need for police officers in smaller communities is more critical. While federal jobs may require that a higher level of education be attained, local police and detective jobs may still require at least a high school diploma. Applicants that have pursued their college degree in an area related to police education, and those with experience as a military police officer might have better opportunities for employment, including a greater chance to secure employment in the federal agencies. However, the completion of general classes at the university level in law enforcement and police studies could be sufficient for most police jobs at the local and state level.