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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street 
Hays, KS 67601 
Phone: 785-628-4291 
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU 
Fax: 785-628-4037
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Certificate in Law Enforcement

The certificate in law enforcement is intended to aid in developing good communications skills, good judgment and decision-making skills, and display how to handle stress well within the broader context of a career in law enforcement. The certificate provides specialized law enforcement-based coursework to provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to successfully enter the field. The certificate program allows the student to learn about community policing, police discretion, police ethics and corruption, issues of police leadership and management, patrol requirements, professionalism and other related topics necessary for success in the field.

Courses: (Choose 12 Credit Hours)

  • JUS 100 Workshop in Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 315 Introduction to Private Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 320 Police Systems and Practices (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 325 Law Enforcement in the Community (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 355 Criminal Investigation (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 380 Topics (with appropriate content) (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 600 Internship (Law Enforcement) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 670 Independent Study (Law Enforcement) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 675 Seminar (with appropriate content) (3 Credit Hours)


Contact Information

Dr. John Raacke
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 233A
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-5668
Web: Justice Studies

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