Police officers, detectives, guards, and correctional officers are employed to help safeguard lives and property. They enforce the laws and regulations that protect individuals’ safety and constitutional rights. The main goals is protection and service to the community.
Responsibilities range from controlling traffic to helping prevent crimes and investigating and arresting suspects. A few officers join specialized units that assist in crime fighting and apprehension of criminals.
Private police duties vary with the service provided by their employer. In airports, they help protect the safety of the traveling public and search for contraband. In retail stores, they often work undercover. In buildings and bands, guards help protect employees, merchandise and money.
Corrections officers provide direct supervision of incarcerated people while waiting trial. They help maintain order, enforce regulations, supervise programs, or work assignments, and help maintain the security and safety of other officers and detainees.
Probation and parole officers, case managers, and counselors assist offenders, either in the community or those that are incarcerated offenders, by identifying problem areas and developing plans of action to assist the person in sentencing assessments, and provide services for inmates, offenders, and their families.
The Criminal Justice Program at Navarro College is a two-year program designed to develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, attitudes and experiences which enable men and women to function as Criminal Justice professionals as law enforcement officers, correctional officers and a multitude of various optional occupations in the criminal justice field.
|Criminal Justice (AA)||60 credit hours|
|Criminal Justice (AAS)||60 credit hours|
|Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate||30 credit hours|
|Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate||53 credit hours|
|Police Academy||13 credit hours|
Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110
Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573
Program Coordinator, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7498
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.