Valees
Valley Education for Employment System

Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security careers offer challenging, interesting and physically demanding jobs. There are many career opportunities including police officers, detectives, security personnel, correction services, legal services, and security systems workers.

VALEES member schools offering an approved Law Enforcement program that articulates with Waubonsee Community College's Criminal Justice program are:

  • Fox Valley Career Center
  • Indian Valley Vocational Center

Employment in law enforcement is expected to grow at the same average rate as other careers. A more security-conscious society will contribute to an increased demand in these careers. Lawyers are in the top occupations expected to have the most growth through 2019 among careers that require advanced degrees.

Preparing for a career in law enforcement is provided to students interested in the Criminal Justice program at Waubonsee Community College and lists important considerations for employment.

Career Cruising provides additional career information that will be helpful in planning a career pathway. If you have not yet used Career Cruising, it will be helpful to talk with your school counselor for free access to this valuable online career planning tool.

For additional information:

Illinois Police Association
Illinois Sheriffs' Association

ARTICULATED CREDIT 
College credit may be earned at Waubonsee Community College if you successfully complete VALEES courses and meet applicable requirements.

Additional information regarding Articulated Credit may be obtained by contacting:

  • Your high school counselor and/or Career and Technical Education teacher
  • VALEES