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Written by Dr. Carole Garrison

More Than Just a Police Degree

Police officer degree

There are many reasons to get a degree online. Many people look for a police officer degree to get ahead in their career. They may ask about the best degree for police officers and how a police degree will set them apart. The economy is still recovering and an advantage like a college degree can make the difference between one job candidate and another.

What degree do you need to be a police officer?

The required education to become a police officer will be different depending on the state and local requirements. Many law enforcement agencies do not require a degree to become a police officer. However, degrees from universities can help candidates stand out.

Some law enforcement agencies that do not require a degree to become a police officer do require a degree to advance in the agency. Police officers with degrees are often seen favorably when seeking a promotion.

The EKU Online degree in Police Studies is more than just a police degree.

The critical thinking skills that students learn in the online Police Studies degree program provide a real benefit. Law enforcement agencies want to hire police officers who are capable of making tough decisions when it is important. An online degree in police studies can provide a police officer with the necessary ethical and analytical skills for making the hard decisions.

In addition to critical thinking skills, a degree can provide a police officer with a foundation of law enforcement strategies so that they can effectively maintain order and decrease crime rates.

There are many reasons for a police officer to get an online degree in Police Studies. Remember, it is more than just a police officer degree. It is a foundation that provides the necessary skills that law enforcement agencies seek.

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Career Day 2014

1:30-4:30 p.m., April 17
Perkins Building

On-campus and online police studies degree students are invited to attend the 2014 Career Day in the Perkins Building at the Richmond, KY campus. Representatives from the following agencies will be in attendance.

Federal Agencies

ATF, Bureau of Prisons, DEA, FBI, & US Marshals

Lexington Assistant Chief of Police Recognized with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Assistant Chief of the Lexington Police Department and Eastern Kentucky University graduate of the College of Justice and Safety, Mark Barnard, will be recognized with the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the College’s “Night of Distinguished Professionals” celebration. The event began in 2003 with the College of Justice & Safety honoring Dr.