Policing Careers Overview
Earning a bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Policing can give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in law enforcement.
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
DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field. Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.