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Public Safety

Public Safety

Public safety is a broad term for any type of government or federal work that is intended to protect the general public. The goal of public safety professionals is the prevention of crime and protection of the population from harm. Organizations providing public safety services include Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire departments, and other groups that respond and protect against threats. These groups also respond to natural disasters or man-made disasters with emergency medical services, and, if possible, prevent such events from occurring. While certain organizations serve as the frontline defense, other organizations are just as important in the field of public safety.

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Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration

Locations: Louisville , Lexington
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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:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Locations: Lakeland , Fort Myers , Orlando , More...
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MACCORMAC COLLEGE: CHICAGO’S HIDDEN GEM

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Locations: Chicago
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Complete Your Bachelor's Degree 100% Online

Programs:

  • BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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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 (9-Month Diploma Program)

Locations: Encino , San Bernardino , Morrow , More...
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Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)

Locations: Atlanta , San Diego , Nashville , More...
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You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

Programs:

  • Criminology and Emergency Response Management

Locations: Clovis , Modesto
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About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice

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Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Criminal Justice A.A.S.

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The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs:

  • AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • AAS, Legal Studies
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Locations: New York , Woodbridge , Newark , More...
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Animal control officers, health inspectors, police dispatchers, and parking enforcement officers all have their role in protecting the public from harm. If an individual is undecided on which exact public safety career is right for them, general courses in public safety are taught at many colleges that offer a wide perspective of the public safety field.

Public safety is a diverse field and includes jobs in many different areas, from local police departments to national organizations under the control of the federal government. No matter the scale of operations or the particular organization a public safety specialist joins, their job will protect the general population. Also, almost every level of employment in the field of public safety may require certification, including a minimum level of education and the passing of qualification tests. For basic jobs in local public safety organizations, a high school education or college degree may be enough. However, for higher-paying federal jobs, a bachelor's degree in a field that pertains to the particular field will most likely be required.