Develop a deep understanding of:
You'll be prepared for a successful and rewarding career in local, state and federal justice systems.
To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 24 hours specific to the Associate of Science in Law Enforcement.
A survey course designed to familiarize students with the American system of criminal justice, theories of crime causation, and society’s response to crime. The course provides a general overview of the agencies responsible for the administration of justice by examining the history, structure, and functions of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections.
Analysis of major perspectives on victimization. Emphasis is on the role of the victim in the generation of crime, experience of the victim in the criminal justice system and on patterns of victimization.
Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. Overview of the United States and Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission, for a Class A Peace Officer license.
Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200. A comprehensive study of Missouri traffic law, accident investigation, and accident diagramming.
Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200. Overview of interpersonal perspectives, technical studies and skill development. Students will be introduced to activities that enhance wellness lifestyles including aerobic conditioning, resistive exercise and flexibility protocols. Provides first responder and CPR training.
Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. Acquaints students with the base defensive tactics system and legal basis for using force. The student level program focuses on simple and effective field-tested tactics that are effective for officers of various skill levels, conditioning, physical size and strength level.
Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. Proper weapon-handling skills and tactics utilizing handguns and shotguns familiar to law enforcement. Covers the legal elements necessary for the lawful use of both deadly and non-deadly force as they relate to self-defense; defense of other persons, premises, or property; and when making an arrest. Minimum course qualification scores of 70% for weapons are required for successful completion of skill development area.
Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200. Culmination of skills and concepts covered in LEA classes with students engaging in practical applications of traffic law enforcement, interviewing skills, domestic violence investigation, DWI enforcement, searching for and apprehension of armed intruders. Final written physical testing.
Jobs in law enforcement are projected to hold steady by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $57,030. The average wage for police and sheriff’s patrol officers in Missouri specifically is $51,860.
Many career paths require advanced training and certification. You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Drury GO to further your professional prospects. An Associate of Science in Law Enforcement degree prepares you to step into roles like: