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One or two years, 3 hours per day


Course Information:

This class is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the criminal justice field. Students will study the basic fundamentals of the criminal justice system and how they apply in today’s society. The program consists of hands-on activities and requires the ability to participate in physical fitness activities.

Dual Credit Offered*: (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)

Vincennes (1st year, up to 12 credits) 

• LAWE 100  Survey of Criminal Justice (3 cr)

• LAWE 101  Basic Police Operations(3 cr) 
LAWE 145  Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice  (3 cr) 

• LAWE 150  Criminal Minds and Deviant Behavior (3 cr) 


**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

CPR •  AED •  Basic First Aid •  National Incident Mgt.

Certified Jail Officer NEW!

*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications


Job Opportunities:

Law Enforcement Officer • Crime Scene Investigations • Corrections & Parole


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Ginger Bradley

317.259.5269   x44083

As a retired police Captain, my role as the Law Enforcement Instructor at JEL is to prepare students interested in the field of Criminal Justice for careers in Public Safety. I graduated with honors from Oakland City University with a degree in Criminal Justice and have over 35 years of experience in the public safety field (police, fire & EMS). I love what I do and sharing my knowledge with the next generation of law enforcement officers is a passion for me!

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