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Criminal Justice 1142: Private Security and Law Enforcement

3 Credit Hours

The field of private security is growing faster than most private sector careers according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor 2012. The College of DuPage understands the demands some professionals and students have on their lives and provides a convenient online course to assist those with other commitments.  If you want to get a job in the field of private security, criminal justice or homeland security, or perhaps pursue a promotion in your current career, an associate degree or certificate will help prepare you.

Private Security and Law Enforcement is one of several courses offered at the College of DuPage to help you get started accomplishing your goals. This particular course gives students an overview  of the theories and practices pertaining to the relationship between private security and public law enforcement.  Exploration of how these professions share many of the same goals, such as preventing crime and disorder, identifying criminals, and ensuring the security of people and property.

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this online course, refer to the Course Summary, refer to COD Online, or contact the instructor. You may find the instructor’s contact information here: To register for this, or any College of DuPage course, please see