Policing Specialization Career Opportunities
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Liberal Arts & Sciences

Policing Degree Specialization

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

Career Options

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

DeVry Career Advantage

From career-focused programs to our results-driven career services team, our focus is on preparing you for your chosen career.The proof is in the numbers. In 2013, 90% of DeVry University Justice Administration graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within six months of graduation at an average salary of $30,142.

1 Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.