Link to Kirkwood Community College

Career opportunities:

  • Federal, state or local police agencies
  • Federal, state, local and private correctional facilities
  • Private security/investigation
  • Federal, state or local court services

Employment in the criminal justice field is highly selective and competitive. Candidates cannot be convicted of felonies, misdemeanors or other crimes and must be able to pass rigorous physical fitness tests, job-related written examinations and a thorough background investigation. Once employed, you may be required to complete law enforcement or corrections academy training, field training and a probationary period (usually one year).