Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Public Service Technologies The Law Enforcement program prepares students for a variety of careers in state or local law enforcement agencies. The program provides the necessary background for positions in police, private security, and other related criminal justice work, or for transfer to the baccalaureate program.

Criminal Justice Program Disclaimer upon Entry: Federal, state and local law enforcement and correctional agencies generally have requirements and/or guidelines for individuals seeking employment. This may include, but not be limited to, physical, medical, and/or psychological requirements. In addition, individuals seeking employment in the law enforcement or correctional fields are subjected to a thorough background and criminal records check prior to being considered for employment.

Program graduates will be able to:

Develop a knowledge base of the three elements of the criminal justice system (courts, corrections, and law enforcement) and the ability to effectively collaborate with each of the respective elements for the benefit of society.

  • Apply issues of criminal law and constitutional law to situations and events in employment to ensure that the civil and constitutional rights of citizens are preserved.
  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate with individuals from various racial, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce various types of written communications to target diverse audiences.
  • Maximize the effectiveness of the criminal justice agency through the use of technological advances (i.e. computers/forensic science).
  • Aid in the rehabilitative efforts of individuals who have come in contact with the criminal justice system to reduce the incidence of recidivism.


Course listings with descriptions of each class may be found in the Washington State Community College Catalog.

The law enforcement curriculum leads to the Associate of Applied Science degree

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