Workforce Solutions for the criminal justice industry

Education enhances preparedness

The importance of your work cannot be underestimated — it’s essential to keeping the peace on a local, national or global scale. While managing resources to enforce laws, you must also ensure that the criminal justice professionals who combat daily threats are prepared for future challenges.

All of your responsibilities must be achieved despite budgetary constraints, which often means you must do more with less.

Becoming an Education Partner of University of Phoenix gives your staff access to education specific to the criminal justice field, as well as complementary knowledge like management and technology.

Whether you want to educate your front-line police or probation officers, supervisors or managers — the Workforce Solutions team can help. We create pathways to sharpen skills needed for jobs today and broaden skill sets so staff can take on other responsibilities — all while preparing police staff for a future in and outside the industry.

Our faculty members explain how principles work in practice because they have an average of 19 years of experience in criminal justice and security fields and are in positions such as special agent, district attorney, chief of police, sheriff and warden.

Speak with a Workforce Solutions Advisor today to see how becoming an Education Partner will improve your department’s ability to protect and serve.

In addition, a Workforce Solutions educational partnership can deliver these benefits:

Direct billing – We can streamline and customize your employee tuition assistance process.

Dedicated support – Students are assigned a three-person Graduation Team to advise them throughout their college experiences; our Workforce Solutions team helps you manage and analyze the results of our educational partnership.

Tailored communications – We'll help you promote the benefits of education to your employees with emails, filters and your own company's education landing page.

Phoenix Career Services – Help alleviate hiring challenges by posting open positions in our employer portal.

Comprehensive reporting – To manage tuition assistance investment, we can provide you with FERPA-compliant reports on your employees' academic progress.

Articulation – Your employees' past corporate learning may apply to college credit, which could reduce your investment in their degree programs.

Professional development – Individual workshops, seminars and courses can help employees develop needed skills without the commitment of a degree program.

Developing criminal justice leaders

Keep your workforce prepared with an education that focuses on operational and leadership needs within the criminal justice industry. This emphasis is beneficial to experienced criminal justice professionals who want to develop knowledge to pursue advancement opportunities within their organizations. Graduates of our degree programs will gain:

  • Leadership skills specific to the criminal justice field and degree
  • The ability to think critically, as it applies to roles in their agencies
  • Knowledge of modern-day principles that help officers of all levels respond effectively to new threats
  • Familiarity of criminal justice issues at the local, national and international levels

We also provide degree programs and courses to develop skills for the private security industry.

Together, we develop employees to lead in the future, regardless of their current level of authority or what they strive to achieve. Speak with a Workforce Solutions Advisor.

Learn more about our degree programs, our for-credit and non-credit individual courses and the certificates we offer in:

In Maryland, these programs are designated with an “emphasis” rather than a “concentration.”

The use of the phrase education partner or education partnership is for marketing purposes only and is not intended to create a legal partnership.

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Learn by doing

Learn by doing

Our interactive criminal justice simulation allows students to make real-life decisions.

FBINAA sponsor

FBINAA sponsor

University of Phoenix is an Academic Ally of FBINAA. Graduates of FBINAA have already completed the equivalent of four courses toward a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, or three courses toward a Master of Science/Administration of Justice and Security.