Think that you have what it takes to enter a career in Law Enforcement? Now is a great time to earn your Law Enforcement Degree. Over the past decade, law enforcement degrees have become increasingly popular among those looking to enter the field. In the past, police officers, detectives and guards did not receive much formal education, but with technology and security systems becoming more complex the need for a degree has become important. The law enforcement industry is also changing and growing, creating more opportunities for students.
Many police academies today require that applicants have at least an associate’s degree in law enforcement, but many applicants also carry bachelor’s degrees as well. The curriculum of a Law Enforcement program is developed from gritting true-life cases and taught by professionals with experience. “Real world” scenarios prepare students for whatever challenges they may face first-hand.
Potential job opportunities upon graduating include police patrol officers, correction officers, security guards, Sheriff/Police Supervisor, detectives, or fire inspectors. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020. Continued demand for public safety will lead to new openings for officers in local departments. Jobs in state and federal agencies will remain more competitive as they often offer high pay and more opportunities for both promotions and inter-agency transfers.*