Law Enforcement

For those who are drawn to a fast-paced, exciting, and challenging career in law enforcement, Beal College is here to prepare you for success.

A degree in Law Enforcement will equip you to serve as a police officer or state trooper. You’ll have the skills necessary to work in sheriff’s departments, correctional facilities, and in private security.

Courses and Skills You Can Use

Beal College offers a practical approach to Criminal Justice education that you can put into direct application every day in your new career. Our courses will help you practice, develop, and master the skills you’ll need to respond to emergencies, provide public safety, and investigate suspicious and illegal activity. Beal College also offers courses in self-defense and physical conditioning to help prepare you for the challenges of your future career.

Whether you’re new to law enforcement or you’re a current criminal justice professional looking to advance your skills, Beal College is here to help you succeed.

What to Expect

Typical jobs for law enforcement degree graduates include police and sheriff’s patrol officers, criminal investigators, homicide, or detectives. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers are responsible for identifying, pursuing and arresting suspects and criminals, preparing reports, helping accident victims, and maintaining general order in the community. Police officers should be competent in listening, have strong critical thinking skills, and exercise good judgment. They should have integrity, attention to detail, and self-control. Our program at Beal College has been effective in providing students with valuable training:

  • 78% of our graduates find a job in law enforcement in their first year;
  • Job openings in law enforcement are expected to rise;
  • Law enforcement professionals in Maine earn $42,700 per year on average.


Program Overview

The Law Enforcement Concentration of the Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare a student for a career in the criminal justice system and provides the opportunity for currently employed criminal justice professionals to further their education. This hands-on program provides a strong foundation in the social, ethical and legal issues confronted by officers in the performance of their duties. Courses in physical conditioning and self-defense are also offered.

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