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Law Enforcement

Prepare for a career in law enforcement with an associate of applied science degree at Chemeketa. Our 7-term closed degree program with a two day per week commitment allows you to balance school with your private life.

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  • A Law Enforcement Officer practicing a traffic stop
  • A Law Enforcement student practicing firearm accuracy
  • Law Enforcement Students standing at attention

Why choose Law Enforcement?

Are you interested in becoming part of the law enforcement community? Do you want to make a meaningful impact on the livability and safety of society? Chemeketa's nationally recognized law enforcement program and state-of-the-art training facility can prepare you to achieve these goals.

What will you learn?

Chemeketa law enforcement program will prepare you to work as a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, state trooper, or federal agent. You will take part in classroom and hands-on learning to prepare you for the needed entry-level skills a law enforcement position requires.   

Federal agencies may require employees to earn a bachelor’s degree before entering or advancing in a particular field. Contact the program supervisor for further details on these requirements.

See Course Sequences for more information on the Law Enforcement Degree.

What will you do?

At Chemeketa, you will learn the basic skills necessary for entry-level law enforcement jobs and wide range of career paths, including –

  • Police Officer
  • Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Oregon State Trooper
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • And many more

    Upon entry into this program, you will be required to pass a criminal background check and pass a ten-panel drug screening urinalysis conducted by a college-approved vendor. If you do not pass the criminal background check and/or the drug screening, program registration will not be possible.

    For more information call the Law Enforcement Program Supervisor, Michael Withington at 503.589.7768.