Earn a Skillset • 18 Credit Hours
Individuals who complete the Law Enforcement courses will receive a certificate of completion in the Law enforcement skillset at Mountwest.
CJS 111 Law Enforcement Orientation 3
CJS 122 Police Arsenal and Weapons 3
CJS 231 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 2
CJS 233 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation 3
CJS 239 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CJS 244 Introduction to Criminalistics 2
CJS 248 Traffic Administration and Enforcement 2
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED
Police and Detectives
2019 Median Pay
$65,170 per year
Number of Jobs
808,700 in 2018
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.