Criminal Justice Schools

Find Your Criminal Justice School Today

Your Criminal Justice degree or certificate is the best tool you can have to join the 860,000 men and women currently employed as our nation's police officers, detectives and state troopers. And finding the right school can be a snap.

At Edu-Search, you can get fast, current information about enrollment, degrees and financial aid directly from top Criminal Justice schools in your area. All you need is five minutes.

To find Criminal Justice schools enrolling near you:

  • First, complete the search form above to find accredited degree and certificate programs currently enrolling in your area.
  • Next, browse one-by-one through the available programs to decide which ones you're interested in.
  • Finally, just click to get current, detailed program info from the schools you like. That's it! Compare notes to find the right school for you.

Start your Criminal Justice career today, and see where your future can take you.

*Please Note: Program outcomes vary according to each institution's specific curriculum and employment opportunities are not guaranteed. Additionally, law enforcement agencies may require additional training.

Criminal Justice Job Descriptions

Here are some popular Criminal Justice career paths you may consider pursuing:

Patrol Officers: These officers perform a wide range of duties, from initiating investigations to responding to calls for assistance, or handling specialized duties.

Detectives: These plainclothes officers are responsible for in-depth investigation and fact-finding on individual cases. This is one of the most involved areas of law enforcement.

Crime Scene Investigators (CSI): Crime Scene Investigators do the evidence gathering and analysis at crime scenes. They are responsible for finding and analyzing trace physical evidence.

Federal Officers: The federal government employs many types of police agency, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). These officers investigate matters of federal law.

Find your Criminal Justice school today by completing the search form above and exploring Criminal Justice programs near you.

Law Enforcement Training

Police work involves specialized skills, ranging from diplomacy to physical strength and agility. Most departments require 1-2 years of college education in criminal justice, resulting in an associate's degree or certificate.

Classroom training involves subjects like:

  • Policing Practices
  • Communications
  • Corrections
  • The Criminal Court System
  • Juvenile Justice

In addition to classroom work, law officers undergo rigorous training in a police academy, where they learn tactics like martial arts, firearms training and defensive driving.

To find your Criminal Justice school today, simply complete the search form above to explore accredited Criminal Justice programs in your area.

Criminal Justice Salary

Most law enforcement officers earn around $59,800 annually, with some advancing to make over $72,400, according to the US Labor Bureau.

Here are salary ranges for several levels of law enforcement, based on Labor Bureau statistics:

Job Title
Minimum Base
Maximum Base
Police Chief
$90,570
$113,930
Deputy Chief
$74,834
$96,209
Police Captain
$72,761
$91,178
Police Lieutenant
$65,688
$79,268
Police Sergeant
$58,739
$70,349
Police Corporal
$49,421
$61,173

To find court reporter training programs near you, complete the School Finder form above and browse the list of qualified schools in your area.

Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment & Wages database.

Law Enforcement Career Outlook

Labor Bureau statistics show a growth rate of about 10% in this field during the next decade, with the most growth in large cities.

Growth is due mostly to society becoming more security-conscious, with social issues like drug use and cyber crime becoming more prominant.

To find a criminal justice school near you, simply complete the search form above, then browse schools in your area to request detailed program information from the ones that interest you.

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