Earning a degree in Law Enforcement from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College can lead to a wide range of exciting and satisfying careers—police officer, sheriff's deputy, state trooper, criminal investigator, conservation officer, park ranger, security guard, corrections officer and many more. People who are interested in helping others and performing a valuable community service should consider a career in Law Enforcement.
Job prospects for Law Enforcement graduates are excellent. Approximately 25% of current law enforcement positions in Minnesota will turn over in the next few years. Large cities such as St. Paul and Minneapolis hire new recruits on an on-going basis. In addition, other states aggressively seek and recruit Minnesota-trained officers to fill job vacancies.
The mission of the Law Enforcement Department at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is to provide a comprehensive approach to law enforcement focusing on current and past practices in enforcement, including problem solving, conflict resolution, and community involvement and partnerships. Special attention is paid to police and public safety ethics.
Law Enforcement students have the advantage of being trained by instructors who have direct field experience. Instructors on staff include current police officers and lawyers. The instructional staff, combined with the multi-cultural environment at the college, offer opportunities that no other college can provide. A Law Enforcement degree from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is greatly valued and respected by prospective employers.
The compact, streamlined program can be completed in two years. For students who already have a college degree or some college experience, it is possible to complete the program in one year. Many classes are held during evening hours, allowing a flexible time to attend classes. Convenient access to computer labs and the Law Enforcement Club for students are added bonuses.
How to Enroll
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers programs leading to Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degrees in Law Enforcement. New college students who are interested in the Law Enforcement Program should first take the Accuplacer Test and then schedule an appointment with the Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program to review eligibility for licensure in Minnesota as a Peace Officer.
Transfer students (with or without a previous degree) need to schedule an appointment with the Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program to review eligibility for licensure in Minnesota as a Peace Officer, and determine what classes would be required before they would be eligible to enroll in the skills portion of the Professional Peace Officer Education Program (PPOE).
Prospective Law Enforcement students should have no felony convictions. To continue in the Law Enforcement Program, a student should maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 in all program courses.
To receive more information about the Law Enforcement Program, contact:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
|Associate Degree Option
Each student works with Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program to plan a course schedule for each semester.
|Law Enforcement Skills Program
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a comprehensive skills training program. Degree requirements and course information are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.
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Law Enforcement Skill Certificate