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Police Science
Police Science
At New River Community College, preparation for a career in law enforcement begins with a theoretical and practical understanding of the criminal justice system, its components of police, courts and corrections and how they operate. Special considerations such as causes of crime and juvenile justice are just a few of the topics presented. Students will become familiar with such concepts as community policing, criminal and constitutional law, criminal and forensic investigation techniques, and judicial process.

Elective courses are available on subjects ranging from narcotics and dangerous drugs to exploring the serial criminality. An associate of applied science degree with a major in Police Science will fulfill all the educational requirements for an entry level position in almost all law enforcement agencies in the area and the United states. Some local, state and federal agencies require additional education for entry or promotion, so the program is designed to allow transfer of completed courses to four-year colleges and universities.

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