Law Enforcement Science

Law Enforcement Science

Career Opportunities
Your career opportunities include working for police departments, sheriff’s offices, highway patrol, corrections and private security firms. The region’s leading employers are seeking out our graduates!

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The median annual wage for career opportunities for graduates of similar programs, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 72 (AAS)

Has serving the public always been something you’ve been drawn to? Are you looking for a career that will allow you to protect and enrich your community? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Law Enforcement Science degree. As a law enforcement professional, you’ll work to maintain law and order by enforcing local law, responding to suspicious or criminal activity and requests for assistance. You’ll learn an overview of the law enforcement system, physical fitness, accident investigation, constitutional law, criminal law, report writing, traffic enforcement, juvenile justice, national incident management system, ethics and leadership, firearms training, emergency vehicle operations and use of force and PPCT. Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally, on and off campus.

The South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission has granted Southeast Tech’s Law Enforcement Science graduates the opportunity to receive law-enforcement certification through a reciprocity examination. Students who become certified greatly increase his or her employment opportunities.

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This degree is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program, meaning you can purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.

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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 72 (AAS)






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