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.
Obtainment of Law Enforcement Science, AAS degree is required to take the following course.
LE 291 - Certification Review 1 Credit(s) *
*Satisfactory completion of LE 291 is required to take the South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission Reciprocity Examination, which must be taken within two years of graduation. Applicant must be 21 years of age to sit for this exam.
Requirements: Achievement of a “C” or better for all LE courses. Overall GPA must be a 2.0 to graduate.
Technical Standards for Law Enforcement Science
Drug Test Form
Student Background Check
Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $240 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. See a breakdown of all tuition and fees here.