Law Enforcement

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DMACC's AAS degree in Law Enforcement offers concentrated criminal justice coursework to prepare you to go to work in two years.
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DMACC's Crime Scene Investigation certificate focuses on forensic documentation, evidence, reporting and testimony.
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Law Enforcement Degree Programs

The Law Enforcement Emphasis includes courses in criminal law, scientific investigation, minority relations, ethics and interviewing techniques. This degree prepares you for these positions:

  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • State Trooper
  • Park Ranger
  • Detective/Investigator
  • Special Agent (state or federal)
  • Conservation Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Crime Analyst
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Task Force Officer

To see requirements to be a peace officer in Iowa, please visit the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy website.

Crime Scene Investigation Certificate

The CSI certificate program provides a program of study for students to concentrate in the areas of crime scene investigation as it applies to forensic documentation, evidence collection & analysis, and procedural reporting and testimony. This certificate is best suited for people who have a background or interest in criminal justice, fire science or other related public safety disciplines. 

The CSI certificate prepares you for these positions:

  • Law Enforcement Officer/Agent
  • Detective or Investigator
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Medicolegal Death Investigator
  • Criminalist/Crime Lab Technician
  • Loss Prevention
  • Insurance/Fraud Investigator
  • Private Investigator
  • Security officer

​Employment in the criminal justice field is highly dependent upon one's character and background. Students who have a criminal history may complete the program of study, but it is NOT likely that they will find employment in the criminal justice field, and students with a criminal history may NOT be eligible for an internship, which is required for the AAS degree.