Are you ethical, compassionate, disciplined and able to work under stressful conditions? Can you work independently or with a team? If so, a career in Law Enforcement might be for you.
Some positions that students work in after successfully completing this program are:
- Police officer (State police officers, conservation officers, motor carrier officers or federal law enforcement, such as Border Patrol, ATF, Homeland Security or Customs/Immigration)
- Corrections officer
- 911 dispatcher
- Youth care officer
- Court officer/bailiff
- Animal care officer
About the program
This program prepares students for careers in entry-level law enforcement. Daily duties for an entry-level law enforcement officer might include (but ar not limited to) patrol by various means, vehicle stops, responding to calls, assisting in medical emergencies as a first responder, basic criminal investigation, writing reports and completing various forms, givng court testimony and working with other agencies.
Students desiring to work as a police officer might be required to complete a regional police academy and meet MCOLES licensing standards to be employable.
Students may also enroll in the 160-hour Jail Officers Basic Training Academy to gain an employment advantage for hiring by local jails.
Students who successfully complete the Corrections Program in Criminal Justice are prepared to work as corrections officers in prisons and jails or as juvenile care workers. Students often transfer credits to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s of science degree in Criminal Justice. Delta offers a 3+1 program with Ferris State University where students also take their fourth year of classes at Delta.
Co-op opportunities are often available through Dow Corning and Dow Chemical corporations in the area of safety/security. Internships are available through area police/sheriff departments, jails, prisons, animal control facilities, 911 dispatching, etc.
Employment of Law Enforcement workers is projected to grow four percent from 2014-2024. The median annual wage for someone in Law Enforcement is $51,100. Salaries will vary by career, additional training and location.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
What students are saying
“I have always respected and admired police officers and I knew that is what I wanted to do with my life. Because of the great professors, I am ready to accomplish my goal and become what I always wanted to be.” – David Akin
Find out more
Have questions or want more information? Contact:
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
Gregory A. Teter
989-686-9253; Office G-124