Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Many colleges offer Criminal Justice programs, so how do you pick “The Best College”? Each college program is unique, whether it’s a brick and mortar school or an online program. “The Best College” is a program where the faculty comes from the area of Criminal Justice...

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10 Tips for a Successful Law Enforcement Career

10 Tips for a Successful Law Enforcement Career

10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER What Every Police Supervisor Wants Their Officers to Know Guest Post by Sgt. Gary Apperson (ret) Anchorage Police Dept., MSCJ Currently an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville teaching...

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FORENSIC SCIENCE CAREERS

FORENSIC SCIENCE CAREERS

FORENSIC SCIENCE CAREERS By Betty Layne DesPortes, Chair of the Forensic Sciences Foundation, Inc The term “forensic science” refers to any science used in a court of law. Forensic science is a vital part of the civil and criminal justice systems and is used to assist...

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What is Criminal Justice?

What is Criminal Justice?

When people ask What is Criminal Justice they are actually referring to 3 individual parts that make up the Criminal Justice System. The first is part is law enforcement including local, state, and federal. Law enforcement is the first element of What is Criminal...

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Should You Attend Police Academy on Your Own?

Should You Attend Police Academy on Your Own?

In many states you have the ability to enroll in the State Certified Police Academy as an "Open Enrollee" meaning you are attending on your own, not being "Sponsored" by a police department. There are many regional police academies that train new officers for a...

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Do you Need a College Degree to be a Police Officer?

Do you Need a College Degree to be a Police Officer?

The minimum educational requirements are determined by each state. Then, each department has the option of requiring higher education requirements. Some states only require a high school degree. Other states require 60 college credits or an associates’ degree. A...

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Do You Need Experience to be a Police Officer?

Do You Need Experience to be a Police Officer?

A police officer position is an entry-level position unless it is advertised otherwise. As an entry level job there is no experience required. Someone with police experience may have an advantage during the oral board interview as they can answer situational questions...

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What is the Police Written Exam?

What is the Police Written Exam?

The written portion of the police testing process is meant to determine if the applicant possesses the foundational skills necessary to perform the work of a police officer. The police academy will provide training in search and seizure, probably cause, and reasonable...

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