Criminal Justice Graduates Complete Additional Law Enforcement Training

July 30, 2015

Front row, from left to right are four graduates: Diana Shoemaker, Danni Murphy, Kayleigh Pederson, and Craig King.

Back row, from left to right are SLU faculty member Dr. Jalika Waugh in the blue top, Sean Bull, Adam Harris, SLU faculty member Dr. David Persky, Evan Bair, Jason Walker, and SLU faculty member Rick Singer. Graduate Cynthia Chad was unable to be present for the photo.

Saint Leo University’s Department of Criminal Justice is proud to announce that nine recent bachelor’s degree recipients have also completed the Law Enforcement Academy training program at Pasco-Hernando State College. The SLU graduates were among a training class of 41. The training program concentrates on technical skills including physical fitness, firearms training, defensive tactics, traffic policing, interviewing, report writing, and prepares trainees to apply for employment at a variety of agencies in the state.

The academy training was considered a field placement for Saint Leo’s Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, which requires students to pass courses in criminal law, the justice system, ethics, criminal behavior, police administration, and other related topics. Taken together, the degree program and the academy training provided a well-rounded background for an entry into law enforcement positions at a variety of Florida agencies.

The nine SLU 2015 graduates who completed the most recent Law Enforcement Academy training were: Evan Bair; Sean Bull; Cynthia Chand; Adam Harris; Craig King; Danni Murphy; Kayleigh Pedersen; Diana Shoemaker; and Jason Walker.

More information on the BA in criminal justice at University Campus can be found at: /academics/undergraduate/majors-minors/bachelors-in-criminal-justice#.