Minimum Employment Requirements

Law enforcement has some specific requirements in order to secure a job in the many Criminal Justice fields. Do you meet the following criteria?

  • At least 21 years old
  • Have no convictions for Class A misdemeanor or felony offenses
  • Have no convictions for Class B misdemeanor offenses in the past 10 years
  • Have no convictions for Domestic Violence, as set out in Title 18 United States Code, section 22 921 (33) (A) & (B)
  • Possess good mental and physical health
  • Meet varying eyesight standards
  • Have good moral character
  • Possess a valid driver's license with minimum violations.

U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 2012

  • Police officers and detectives held about 780,000 jobs in 2012
  • Probation officers and correctional officers held about 90,300 jobs in 2012
  • Private detectives and investigators held about 30,000 jobs in 2012
  • Lawyers held about 759,800 jobs in 2012

Do you want a career in one of the fastest growing fields of study?

If so, a Criminal Justice degree is for you. Criminal Justice majors find jobs in the following areas:

  • law enforcement
  • juvenile and adult probation
  • juvenile and adult parole
  • departments of public safety
  • municipal and county law enforcement
  • investigators for District Attorney's
  • narcotic operations
  • federal and local drug task forces
  • federal and local internet crimes task forces
  • forensics
  • private security
  • hospital security
  • investigations
  • warrant offices
  • homeland security
  • and many go on to law school to be an attorney

A degree in Criminal Justice will not only teach you about criminology, criminal law, juvenile delinquency, forensics, criminal investigation and social deviance, it will also prepare you for law school or entry-level work in the field.

Come on, we're ready and waiting for you to join our program. Just contact our academic coordinator to get started down your future career path as a criminal justice or 806.720.7836

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