“Stop! Turn around and put your hands up! Do not move! Walk backwards slowly with your hands on top of our head.”
When you think of protecting and serving your community, have you thought about joining the Administration of Justice Program? Do you think you have what it takes to work in law enforcement?
What is Administration of Justice Program, you ask? It is a system of law enforcement, involving the police, lawyers, courts and corrections, used for all stags of criminal proceedings and punishment. Within the program you can earn an Associates in Arts, Associates in Science or even a transfer degree.
With the help of our career and technical education department, Jennifer Merchant at the Career Center, she can assist you with the application process, overlook your portfolio and give you the tools you need to get the job.
“It really makes it worthwhile because it’s a living document and she helps make the changes they need to get the job. In this program we want to provide the students with the not only the experience that they need and but help them to meet lots of people in the field,” said Prof. Kelly Robertson.
Anyone can start applying at the age of 19 1/2 years old and it usually takes 7 to 8 months, for the background check. Each applicant goes through 7 or 8 different steps can become a law enforcements officer.
In order to become a sworn officer one has to pass a written test, a physical fitness test, the polygraph, psychological exam, a physical and a full background test.
The Cadet Program is a feeder program to become a police officer. It gives one the practical work experience to become a sworn officer.
“During the course, Homicidal Behavior, we learn about the following: Homicide crime scenes, evidence, signs of death, laws about murder (manslaughter, second degree, etc.), mass murderers, serial killers, firearms, suicide, why people kill, and much more,” said Prof. Sanford.
If you feel that you are up for the challenge and want to gain hands on experience, then enroll in the Administration of Justice Program. Here you will get exposure to the pathways you will need to be the best law enforcement officer you can be.
For more information, visit their website.