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Policing Careers Overview

Earning a bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Policing can give you the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to succeed in a law enforcement career such as police officer, patrol officer, state trooper, public safety officer, law enforcement officer, alcohol law enforcement agent, police sergeant, police lieutenant, police captain, chief of police, detective, and shift commander.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Policing, you'll be prepared to maintain order, respond to emergencies, protect people and property, enforce motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promote good community relations. In a policing career, your professional responsibilities could include:


  • Patrolling assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators
  • Conducting investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases
  • Supervising and coordinating activities of members of the police force

Career Options


DeVry University graduates of the Justice Administration bachelor's degree program with a specialization in Policing will be prepared for careers such as:


  • Police patrol officers
  • Police detectives
  • First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of media communication. The proof is in the numbers. For the last 5 years, DeVry University graduates have worked at 96 of the Fortune 100 companies.* In fact, each year thousands of our graduates find themselves right where they want to be-employed in their field of study.


*DeVry University graduates from October 2004 - June 2009 in the active job market. Active job market includes those employed prior to graduation. Fortune 500 ranking, 2009.