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Administration of Justice

Never before has there been a greater demand for well-trained and educated professionals in the law enforcement and correctional fields. 


About Us

Our Administration of Justice program offers a number of different certificate, degree and continuing education opportunities for anyone interested in pursuing a career in one of the three components of the justice system—law enforcement, the court system, or corrections facilities.

It is our goal to prepare you for the future of public safety, ensuring that you can create positive partnerships and enhanced the quality of life in the diverse communities you will serve.

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certifies all courses.


Transfer Opportunities

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer at College of the Redwoods prepares students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology.

Depending on the CSU campus, you may specialize in:

  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement
  • Forensics
  • Legal Studies for Prosecutorial or Jurist Careers
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Research and Management
 
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Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Since 1966, College of the Redwoods has proudly offered our Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA), also known as the Police Academy. We have produced more than 3,738 peace officers. Today, the Academy is presented in a modular format and is offered in spring and again in fall.

The BLEA is an intensive program that meets 40-50 hours per week, five (and occasionally more) days per week.

 Students interested in the BLEA must pass

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We allow up to 40 cadets per Academy and we have two academies a year.

Police Science

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is just the beginning!

For those wishing to pursue their studies above and beyond the basics of law enforcement we offer two degree tracks. After completing the BLEA, you can use those units towards an Associate of Science, Police Science degree, which will make you more employable in those agencies that require a college degree and, once hired, will help you move into higher paying jobs faster.

If you want to continue your studies, you can complete an Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer, which prepares you to transfer to a CSU as a junior.

Start here and transfer to a CSU

The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree ensures that you will be able to transfer the sixty units earned to any CSU campus which offers a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in criminal justice. 

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Students who earn a BA or BS in criminal justice go on to careers as:

  • Police officers
  • Corrections officers
  • Probation officers
  • FBI & CIA officers
  • Secret Service officers
  • US Marshalls
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Computer Forensics specialists
  • And many more…

Other Training Opportunities

Advanced Officer Training

Did you know that some local agencies pay extra for attainment of POST certificates? Eureka Police Department, for instance, pays an additional 7% for the Intermediate and 14% for the Advanced Certificate.

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Public Safety Dispatcher

Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course introduces the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a law enforcement communications center in a productive and professional manner. The course also prepares each student for the basic roles, responsibilities, and duties of a public safety dispatcher within the law enforcement agency.

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CalFire Basic Firefighter Academy - Coming soon

For those interested in state and federal positions, a semester long course on Eureka Main Campus offering basic, entry-level wildland firefighting training for individuals who are seeking a career with state, federal and local fire departments. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to apply for CAL FIRE certification.

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We also have several fire training classes offered through Workforce and Community Education.

Learn more about Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors

Learn more about Wildland Fire School

Employment opportunities include:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Parole / Probation Officer
  • Natural Resources or Parks Law Enforcement
  • Private Investigator
  • Private Security Guard
  • Evidence Storage and Maintenance Clerk
  • Emergency Dispatcher
  • Community Services Officer

Projected California Employment Statistics

Wages

Police Officer

$61,010-$129,690

Job Growth (2014-2024)

+7%

Job Openings (2014-2024)

68,700  73,700

 

Wages

Dispatcher

$39,890-$82,060

Job Growth (2014-2024)

+0%

Job Openings (2014-2024)

7,000 7,000

Source: http://www.onetonline.org

Contact Us

Contact Information

Administration of Justice

 Ron Waters, Director
 Sandi Petersen, Basic Academy Coordinator

 Debbie Topping, Administrative Secretary
 707-476-4334

 Administration of Justice Office, AJ-100