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Police Officer/Law Enforcement Officer

Police Officers protect citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic. They also conduct criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects, file reports, and testify in court when necessary. Police officers need to maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, and pursuing continuing education. Many police officers are assigned to monitor college campuses, train stations, high schools, and other public facilities.

 

Paralegal

Paralegals support lawyers by maintaining, drafting documents, and organizing files, calling on legal witnesses, maintaining a legal library and more. They may work for a family law office, corporate legal department, company in-house counsel, personal injury attorney, real estate attorney, and many other types of lawyers.

 

Correctional Officer 

Correctional officers oversee inmates to ensure they are safe, secure, and supervised. They do so by enforcing outlined rules and regulations. This might include inspecting cells, writing incident reports, and restraining inmates. Most correctional officers are employed by county, state, or federal agencies in jails or prisons. Correctional officers must be alert, decisive, and have good judgment.

Find Training & Education Programs in Law Enforcement & Legal Services

Central New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College - Advanced Technology Center | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Montoya | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - South Valley | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Westside | Albuquerque

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Ray Fritts,
rfritts@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53935

Central New Mexico Community College | Albuquerque

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Online

Contact Info:
Renee Barela-Gutierrez,
rbarelagutierr@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53777

Criminology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Ray Fritts,
rfritts@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53935

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Ray Fritts,
rfritts@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53935

Central New Mexico Community College | Rio Rancho

Northern New Mexico

Luna Community College

Northern New Mexico College

San Juan College | Farmington

Santa Fe Community College

University of New Mexico | Los Alamos

University of New Mexico | Taos

Eastern New Mexico

Clovis Community College | Clovis

Mesalands Community College

Law Enforcement

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 21, 2021

Contact Info:
Donna Garcia,
donnag@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext. 176

Criminal Justice

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 21, 2021

Contact Info:
Donna Garcia,
donnag@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext. 176

New Mexico Junior College | Hobbs

New Mexico State University | Carlsbad

Southern New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College | Las Cruces

Eastern New Mexico University | Ruidoso

New Mexico State University | Alamogordo

Western New Mexico

University of New Mexico | Gallup

Western New Mexico University | Silver City

New Mexico Police Officer Certification

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 2 semesters
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 16, 2021

Contact Info:
Wen-Chi Chen,
wen-chi.chen@wnmu.edu
(575) 538-3114

Criminal Justice

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Online and in-person
Next start date: August 16, 2021

Contact Info:
Wen-Chi Chen,
wen-chi.chen@wnmu.edu
(575) 538-3114

Related Occupations

Police Officer
Police Officer
Education: Certificate
Annual mean wage: $53,750
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