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Criminal Justice

For 26 years, Professor Cavan worked as a police officer in a suburban Detroit police department; three of those were spent in a narcotics unit in gritty southwest Detroit. He brings his police prowess as well as 25 years of teaching into the Northern Essex classroom where criminal justice students get a front row view of police work. read more

With ongoing focus on homeland security, opportunities for employment in the criminal justice field are continuing to grow. From law enforcement to the legal system, corrections to security, Northern Essex offers many career path opportunities to choose from.

At NECC, you can prepare for a career as a municipal police officer, state trooper, correction officer, or insurance investigator. You can be trained to work in probation, parole, the court system or security. The criminal justice program features programs to either enter the workforce directly or transfer to a four-year program.

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