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Law Enforcement

We offer an emphasis in Law Enforcement to help prepare students who wish to become peace officers.

The Law Enforcement Emphasis prepares or upgrades students who are interested in or already employed as uniformed or plain clothes peace officers at the federal, state, county or municipal levels.

Federal agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, Customs and Border Patrol.

Police Car

State law enforcement opportunities are found with the California Highway Patrol and State Police. Numerous state special investigator positions are found with the Alcoholic Beverage Control, Consumer Affairs, Franchise Tax Board and Medical Fraud departments.

Virtually every law enforcement agency in San Diego County has hired police officers who are Grossmont College graduates.

See "Required Courses" for more information.

NOTE:  Most federal agencies require a bachelor's degree for employment.

How to Become a Police Officer

Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier.
Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

Last Updated: 01/20/2017
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