The Administration of Justice program at Southwestern Illinois College prepares students for careers in all levels of law enforcement, as well as entry-level corrections and private security positions.

Individuals interested in a career in law enforcement must have good communication skills and an understanding of human behavior and motivation. They will be required to effectively use these skills in conjunction with their knowledge of criminal law and procedures to make critical decisions that directly impact the lives of others. Physical fitness is also an important component for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement. Some positions will require a physical fitness test.

In addition to the AOJ degree and certificate options, the college also offers a 10-week intensive Police Academy program, which is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Opportunities exist for civilians to apply as an intern to the SWIC Police Academy program. For more information and eligibility requirements on the intern program, view the Police Academy Intern program link.

For more information on the Administration of Justice program, please contact Program Coordinator Van Muschler at 618-235-2700, ext. 5396 or 5653, or van.muschler@swic.edu

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