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Law Enforcement with Basic Police Training

Associate in Applied Arts

Program Overview

The responsibilities of a police officer are rewarding, challenging and exciting.  Officers with an associates degree in law enforcement with basic police training have the opportunity to work in various areas of interest, such as patrol, investigations, traffic units, and marine patrol.

A career in law enforcement can allow for more leadership roles, such as field training new officers, participation in gang related investigations and vice activities.

Earning Potential

Job growth is steady in this field. The increase is predicted to be 4% over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $66,100 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Police Supervisor
  • Patrol Officer
  • Sheriff
  • Police Detective
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Amazing faculty

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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About Delta's Program

Are you ethical, compassionate, disciplined and able to work under stressful conditions? Can you work independently or with a team? If so, a career in Law Enforcement might be for you.

Some positions that students work in after successfully completing the law enforcement with basic police training degree are:

  • Police officer (State police officers, conservation officers, motor carrier officers or federal law enforcement, such as Border Patrol, ATF, Homeland Security or Customs/Immigration)
  • Corrections officer
  • 911 dispatcher
  • Youth care officer
  • Court officer/bailiff
  • Animal care officer
  • Weighmaster

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Transfer opportunities

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your criminal justice studies with:

  • Ferris State University - Criminal Justice with options
  • University of Phoenix - Criminal Justice Administration Management

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities. Have questions? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams.

Facts & Figures

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.


With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.

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