Policing Careers

Serve and Protect

Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration1 with a Specialization in Policing can give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in law enforcement. You will learn to maintain order, respond to emergencies, protect people and property, enforce laws and promote good community relations. DeVry University can help you prepare for a policing career by getting a degree on your own time.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Whether you know exactly where you're heading, or you're still planning your next steps, it all starts with a simple conversation. Let’s talk.

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your degree and specialize in policing, you'll be prepared to handle professional responsibilities including:

  • 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

1DeVry'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.