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Law Enforcement Program


Major Advisor

Robert Storm

(208) 732-6339

Focused Area Advisor

Jacob McCue

(208) 732-6252

Program Overview

The College of Southern Idaho Law Enforcement program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the law enforcement field. The Law Enforcement Program has been approved by the Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council, thus eliminating the graduates need to attend the basic police academy before taking the certification examination. Because the Law Enforcement Program is driven by POST standards for certification into the law enforcement field, applicants to the program must meet POST standards for admission. These admission standards may include a background check into the applicant’s criminal, driving, and psychological and military records. Students are encouraged to continue their educational opportunities through on-campus courses or through distance learning.

Areas of continuing education may include an academic degree in Criminal Justice offered through the College of Southern Idaho. The Law Enforcement Training Program includes a part of the criminal justice degree educational core classes so the student may continue with their education with a minimal amount of duplication of courses.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete the Law Enforcement admission packet

  • May be required to submit to drug test, polygraph examination, voice stress analysis, psychological assessment, and background check

  • Pay first semester’s tuition and fees to secure your spot

  • Physical Fitness Test

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement program, a student will be able to:

  1. Utilize effective firearm skills
  2. Demonstrate effective weapon retention and traffic direction skills
  3. Understand the procedures and legal requirements of law enforcement activities
  4. Understand and apply effective investigative techniques
  5. Engage in appropriate self-defense techniques

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Dispatcher
  • Detention officer
  • Security officer
  • Correction officer
  • Security guards
  • Bailiffs
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
  • Private Detectives and Investigators

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Gainful Employment

The following majors are included in this program:

This information provided in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about Gainful Employment can be found at