Law Enforcement

law enforcement
certificate of proficiency
atu ozark

The law enforcement program provides students the skill set and knowledge necessary to prepare to enter the law enforcement field as well as provide promotional opportunities for those currently employed in law enforcement. This program, designed with the assistance and support of surrounding law enforcement agencies, offers a competitive advantage to potential law enforcement employees as a precursor or supplement to police academy training. This program will enhance critical communications skills, computer skills and knowledge of the legal system and current legislation.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Role-playing exercises to emphasize learning in critical incident management and de-escalation strategies.

Skills You Will Learn

  •  Apply ethical reasoning to make sound decisions within the context of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate proficient communication skills appropriate for entry-level criminal justice professions: Verbal (V) and Written (W).
  • Differentiate components of the criminal justice system.

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility

Calculate Tuition

You could work as a(n):

  • Dispatcher
  • Jailer

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Arkansas State Police
  • Crawford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Department

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • Dispatcher Telecommunications Certificate of Proficiency
  • Jail Standards Certificate of Proficiency
  • Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science
  • Law Enforcement Technical Certificate


People running drills

ATU Ozark students won the state SkillsUSA Competition in Crime Scene Investigation in 2018 and in 2019.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.


program faculty



Chris Rambo
Program Chair

Allied Health Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6645