Law Enforcement

Wear Your Badge with Honor; Hold Your Degree with Pride

If you’re ready to serve your community, MWCC is ready to serve you. Our Criminal Justice associate’s degree with a concentration in Law Enforcement prepares you to take on the challenges of police work and pursue the opportunities in this rewarding career.

The Law Enforcement concentration covers the important knowledge and training you will need to succeed. With an education from MWCC, you will enter the law enforcement field with the skills and knowledge you need so you can be ready to uphold the law of the land.

Jump Confidently into Your Career

After earning your associate’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement, you will be ready to begin your entry-level career in the law enforcement field. Your degree will better your chances at finding a job since many local police departments now require candidates to have an associate’s degree before being hired.

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Job Outlook for Law Enforcement Officials

After you complete your program, you will find many entry-level career options in law enforcement. The law enforcement career field is projected to grow 7%* over the next 10 years. Police and detectives, two of the many careers open to you, can earn an average of $62,000* annually.

Learn to Defend the Law of the Land

You will learn the many factors of law enforcement from MWCC’s criminal justice faculty which includes working practitioners and instructors with expertise in law enforcement, prosecutorial systems, and corrections. You can be sure you will receive the highest quality education from experts in the field.

You will take classes in:

  • Criminal Procedure
  • American Policing
  • Criminology
  • American Government & Politics
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Corrections

Pursue the Perks of a Criminal Justice Career

  • Find a job quickly in a fast growing job market
  • Earn potential salary increases as a law enforcement official with higher education
  • Satisfy demands for higher standards for law officials
  • Feel fulfilled knowing you are serving and protecting the public

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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For Massachusetts police officers who qualify for the benefit, the Criminal Justice program is approved as a Police Career Incentive Program by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.