Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

The Associate of Science degree in Law Enforcement helps prepare students for entrance into law enforcement, a field which has become highly specialized and complex at the local, state and national levels. The University also offers the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

The 600-hour Missouri Peace Officer Certification is offered through Criminal Justice Administration (CJAd) and the Missouri POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Certified Law Enforcement Academy. Students who successfully complete the Academy and meet licensing requirements become eligible for employment as Missouri peace officers.

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School of Arts & Sciences

Criminal Justice Administration Department

Dr. Michael Hulderman
Interim Department Head, Criminal Justice Administration
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9684
Fax: 417.625.9796

Matthew Cowdin
Law Enforcement Academy Training Coordinator
Mills Anderson Criminal Justice Building-111
Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595
Phone: 417-625-9519