Criminal Justice Officer

This career major is an introduction to the historical background, professional direction, agencies and processes, purposes, functions, ethics, administration, and technical problems of the criminal justice system. Areas examined are municipal, state, and federal systems. This career major will prepare students to enter the law enforcement profession as a qualified candidate. Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice career major will receive training that meets or exceeds CLEET standards. Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice career major must complete an 80 hour ride-a-long internship with the Lawton Police Department, Lawton Police Dispatch, US Marshall’s Office and other agencies as assigned. Students must agree to allow the Great Plains Technology Center to submit their name to the Lawton Police Department and US Marshall’s Office for approval to participate in the ride-a-long internship portion of this work-based learning experience.