With more law enforcement officers looking to advance their careers by adding a postsecondary degree to their resume
, Saint Leo University has announced the continuation of its popular Command School program in Florida.
Beginning this month, the school will hold a new session at the Manatee County sheriff's department, which will offer six courses over two semesters for both graduate and undergraduate credit hours. The program is specifically designed to prepare officers for a career in criminal justice administration and management.
The spring session will include classes in legal issues, critical incidents in criminal justice and leadership applications. The fall program will offer additional courses in organization and administration, ethical issues, media relations and organizational design and function.
All classes will be taught by experienced professionals including former FBI agent Peter R. Wubbenhorst and Miami-Dade police veteran Dr. Eloy Nunez.
Graduates of the program are being encouraged to see if the courses will satisfy the requirements of the Criminal Justice Standards Training Council in Florida.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for police and detectives are expected to increase by 7% through the end of the decade.