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Law Enforcement Program

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President and Former New York City Police Commissioner

Why Law Enforcement?

Law enforcement is a noble profession – perfect for individuals who want to make a difference in a very tangible way. Those who answer this call to serve often have a great concern about the safety of their communities and gladly accept the challenges and responsibilities that come with being a “public servant.” They care about the people they have taken an oath to protect and are often involved in humanitarian efforts, many of which are aimed at bettering the lives of children and teenagers in the communities they serve.

The Law Enforcement Program at Macomb

In Macomb’s Law Enforcement Program, you will learn about all facets of police work, including criminal law, juvenile issues, evidence gathering, criminal investigation, loss prevention terrorism, computer-related crime, laboratory techniques and leadership theory. You will have the opportunity to observe police officers in the field, and will be introduced to the legal guidelines for interviewing suspects, proper techniques for gathering evidence, the causes of crime and the pertinent sections of criminal statutes.

Law Enforcement Courses at Macomb

In the Law Enforcement Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • The Police Function
  • Current Issues in Policing
  • Police Field Study
  • Interviewing
  • Crime Causation
  • Delinquency Prevention & Control
  • Analysis of Terrorism
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Police Leadership, Management & Supervision
  • Introduction to Criminal Investigations
  • Criminal Investigation & Laboratory Techniques
  • Evidence & Criminal Procedures
  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Court Procedures

Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Law Enforcement include police & sheriff patrol officer, correctional officer/jailer, dispatcher, bailiff, private detectives & investigators, and security guards.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice

The credits earned in Macomb’s Law Enforcement Program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Law Enforcement Program?

For more information, contact the Law Enforcement program advisors: Professor Donna Sherwood, 586.286.2071, or Professor Gino Hliebay, 586.286.2159.

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