The Associate of Technical Study: Law Enforcement Option prepares students for employment in law enforcement, private security, corrections, juvenile facilities, and public safety settings. Police officers and security professionals provide protection of the general public. As a police officer gains experiences and education, there are opportunities for advancement including employment at the federal level such as the secret service, the border patrol, and federal departments such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Police officers can achieve advancement in their job as detectives, crime scene analysts, and departmental managers as they continue their education.
Law enforcement officers are expected to assist the investigation of crimes and traffic accidents and assist the public.