Get the Skills to Become a Law Enforcement Professional
16-Month* Accelerated Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Program in Bangor, Maine
For those who are drawn to a fast-paced, exciting, and challenging career in Law Enforcement, Beal College is here to prepare you for success. The Law Enforcement profession looks promising as job openings are expected to rise in the coming years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you’re new to Law Enforcement or you’re a current Criminal Justice professional looking to advance your skills, Beal College is here to help you succeed.
Your Future in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Associate’s Degree program is designed to prepare you for various careers in the criminal justice system. As a student, you’ll get hands-on training to prepare you for real-world situations that you may face if you go on to become a Law Enforcement Professional.
During the program, you’ll receive ‘use of force’ training with a lifelike simulator and practice traffic and high risk stops with police cruisers – all to prepare you for police academy training and more. Upon graduation, you’ll be fully prepared to confront the social, ethical, and legal issues officers are faced with.
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The best way to see if Beal College is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Associate’s Degree program, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info or Book a Tour.
Become Qualified in Law Enforcement
Beal College offers you a practical approach to Criminal Justice education, one that you can put to use every day of your new career. Our courses will help you practice, develop, and master the skills you’ll need to respond to emergencies, provide public safety, and investigate suspicious and illegal activities.
You must pass a mandatory fitness test to become a Police Officer, and Beal College has the only program in Maine that includes physical education classes. Our gym facilities, which include updated gym equipment, will help you accomplish this. Also, you’ll need to develop your physical conditioning and self-defense abilities to help prepare you for the challenges of your future career.
Throughout the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Associate’s Degree program, you’ll take courses like:
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Professional Law Enforcement Ethics
- Rules of Evidence
- Crisis Intervention
- Physical Conditioning & Self Defense Tactics
- Community Oriented Policing
- Criminal Investigations & Forensics
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Technical Writing for Law Enforcement Officers
- Police Patrol Procedures & Field Training
- General Education Courses
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Get Real-World Experience
You will also complete a 160-hour externship near the end of your program. On-the-job learning is an extremely valuable factor in law enforcement education, which is why Beal College gets its students into real-life criminal justice environments. Beal has fostered a strong relationship with our local county so you can get externship placement assistance from professionals in the industry. This first-hand training is invaluable, and it will truly prepare you to become a Law Enforcement Professional.
Diverse Career Prospects
An Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement will set you up for Police Academy training to become a Police Patrol Officer, State Trooper, Sheriff’s Deputy and more. With your Beal degree and training at the Police Academy, you’ll have the skills necessary to work in a Sheriff’s Department, Correctional Facility, in Private Security or Police Departments.
Upon completion of the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Associate’s Degree program, you’ll be qualified for positions such as:
- Police Officer
- State Trooper
- Sheriff’s Department
- Private Security
- Security Guard
- Corrections Officers and Jailers
- Patrolman / Patrol Officer
- Public Safety Officer
- Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent Officer
- Loss Prevention Officer
- Security Officer
- Campus Security Officer
- Surveillance Agent
Law Enforcement Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles
Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies are responsible for identifying, pursuing and arresting suspects and criminals, preparing reports, helping accident victims, and maintaining general order in the community. All Law Enforcement Professionals should be competent in listening, have strong critical thinking skills, and exercise good judgment. They should have integrity, attention to detail, and self-control.
While working as a Law Enforcement Professional, you may be given duties such as:
- Providing for public safety by responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, and enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws
- Recording facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities
- Monitoring, noting, reporting, and investigating suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity
- Patrolling specific areas on foot, horseback, or motorized conveyance, and responding promptly to calls for assistance
- Identifying, pursuing, and arresting suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts
- Rendering aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries
- Testifying in court to present evidence or acting as a witness in traffic and criminal cases
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