Law Enforcement

Available on Jasper or Vincennes Campuses and online.

When people need help, they dial 911. When that call is made, it connects to one of the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies and one of the more than 461,000 police officers starts that direction. Police officers make a difference in the community every single day. It takes a special kind of person to raise their hand and pledge to defend the defenseless. If that sounds like a career you are interested in, then you need to check out the Law Enforcement program at Vincennes University.

The Law Enforcement program at VU is one of the largest programs at the University. Our program has a two part focus. Our first focus is to prepare students for entry level positions in law enforcement agencies in Indiana and across the country. Our secondary focus is to prepare students wishing to continue their education for the next level of university study.

The Law Enforcement program is not like any other program at any other university. We focus on achieving a balance between classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students learn about traffic investigation, forensic science, police operations and other important topics. They also conduct experiments and create footprint casts, take fingerprints, analyze blood spatter patterns and many other tasks performed right now in U.S. law enforcement.

Our professors have decades of experience ranging from local police, to state, to the federal level. Our instructors are professionals in their field and several still retain certification in their field. That experience and education translates to a real-world education for you.
If you are interested in the Law Enforcement program, please contact us to ask questions and to arrange a visit.

For more information, please contact:
Professor Bill Gollmitzer, Program Chair

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