Law enforcement officers do more than apprehend criminals and keep the public safe. They can act as counselors and advisors to the communities they serve. At its core, a career in law enforcement is about listening and helping those you have sworn to protect.
Graduates of the Monroe College School of Criminal Justice who go on to become members of the police force are equipped with unique ‘in the class’ to ‘on the beat’ skills. Our faculty of active and retired police sergeants, captains and chiefs prepare students to expect the unexpected from dangerous situations to current human resources issues. Monroe graduates who proudly protect and service know that finding workable, long-term solutions to community problems is as vital to fighting crime as properly handling a firearm.
In addition to a strong community focus, a career in law enforcement and policing in the post-9/11 age requires specialized expertise in homeland security and terrorism. Critical thinking skills have never been more important. Police officers must be able to analyze, assess and share detailed information within their departments and with other agencies to ensure public security.
Careers in law enforcement and policing offer people an entry into the middle class and a rewarding opportunity to answer the call. There are a variety of law enforcement positions to consider including:
FBI Special Agent