This program prepares LBCC students for a career in law enforcement. Most law enforcement agencies seek candidates with a two-year degree at minimum; many give preference to candidates with four-year degrees. With a large number of officers retiring in Oregon, the field faces a growing need for new candidates. In the meantime, specific areas of the field (such as crime analysis) are predicted to expand.
Cooperative Work Experience (CWE)
The CWE program allows Criminal Justice majors at LBCC to earn fully transferable, lower-division criminal justice college credit for working as interns in relevant organizations. Any publicly funded or private nonprofit agency involved in law, law enforcement, or corrections is eligible to host a CWE student. Some law firms and private, for-profit businesses may also qualify. Contact the Criminal Justice Department for further details.
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