This is a program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science (use the College Search feature and enter "criminal justice" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science Major?
With a degree in this major, you are prepared to find a job as (but not limited to) a police officer, federal agent, public security officer, and corrections officer.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Criminal Justice/Police Science Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Criminal Justice Association
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Criminal Justice/Police Science