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Interested in the criminal justice field?

Prepare for a career in local, state, federal or private agencies in the field, or take courses for professional development or enrichment.

Want to learn more about aspects of criminal justice, or earn a certificate in order to gain employment in the criminal justice field? Continuing Education’s Criminal Justice program offers a variety of professional development and enrichment courses and certificate options.

Some courses will even transfer to credits if students wish to pursue a degree. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekend, with some online options available.

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Private Investigator Workforce Training Certificate

Gain an advantage as you look to join the private investigation industry and learn practical knowledge and skills both in the classroom and in the field. This Workforce Training Certificate will help you prepare to begin employment with a licensed agency upon completion. Students must pass a criminal background check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and can also apply for a Private Investigator certificate with Maryland State Police.

The program will take approximately 6 months to 1 year to complete.

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Special Police Officer Workforce Training

Receive the training and learn the skills necessary to become a Special Police Officer! This is the training needed to earn a Special Police Officer commission from the Maryland State Police, meeting the 80 hour minimum hours required and 61 training objectives. The training takes less than 3 weeks to complete, with classes meeting 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at CCBC Dundalk.

Upon completion, the SPO candidate will receive a Certificate of Completion, required when applying for a commission with the Maryland State Police. Successful students can then gain employment in a security firm or in the security department of a company or organization, or with an investigative or law enforcement agency.

The Special Police Officer Commission earned is valid for three (3) calendar years from the date of issuance. Within the three years of the Commission an individual must complete, at a minimum, of 12 hours of in-service training.

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