Law Enforcement


Are you looking for a quick path to a career in law enforcement? This 30-hour certificate program can be completed in three semesters and you will be prepared for entry into a frontline law enforcement job.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The Law Enforcement Certificate program concentrates on criminal justice classes, with an internship that ensures the successful student is ready for employment upon completion.

A Quality Education

Students learn from faculty who have expertise in law enforcement at the local, federal, and international level.

Get Involved

A required internship with local agencies provides students the opportunity to learn from and observe real, day-to-day operations.

Career Opportunities

State Correctional Officer, Jail Officer, County Patrolman, City Police Officer, Corporate Security, School District Security, College Security


12 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters30 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

911 Dispatcher: Meghan’s Transformation
Tori’s Triumph: Navigating Life’s Tightrope with Dedication and Resilience
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

​The law enforcement certificate is a fast-track program to the criminal justice workforce. All instructors for the program have worked in the criminal justice field and their experience makes a difference.

Doug Heuermann, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Retired Chief, U.S. Probation Office
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Law Enforcement Program?

You want to make your community a better place for your neighbors to live, work, and thrive. The Law Enforcement Certificate can set you on the path to a rewarding career in 12 months. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Students must be 21 to enter the program.
  5. Previous ROTC or military experience is beneficial for this program.

What Can I Expect As A Law Enforcement Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm