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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 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

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Law Enforcement

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Master of Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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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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For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • And more...

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Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice

Locations: Alhambra , Riverside , Anaheim , More...
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New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs:

  • BS - Criminal Justice Technology
  • AS - Criminal Justice Technology

Locations: Warwick
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Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.

Programs:

  • CERT Criminal Justice (Grad Level)
  • MS Criminal Justice
  • BS Legal Studies

Locations: Knoxville , Asheville
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Get hands-on training with Vista College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice

Locations: El Paso
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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.