The degree includes general coursework combined with a variety of criminal justice classes and the law enforcement academy. You’ll be prepared for jobs such as municipal, township or village police officer; deputy sheriff; state wildlife officer; or other entry-level law enforcement positions. If you’re currently a law enforcement officer, you can increase your opportunity for advancement in rank and enhance your leadership skills. Academic credit for the law enforcement academy portion of the program is available to officers who have successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. With the exception of the police science academy, the majority of this degree can be completed online.
Successful completion of the Law Enforcement Academy meets the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for eligibility to sit for the state exam. In 2014, Stark State’s pass rate for the state exam was 100 percent.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY, AND APPLICATION MATERIALS send an email to LEAinfo@starkstate.edu for an automated response with all the details.