Union Institute & University is proud to salute law enforcement professionals nationwide during National Police Week, May 13 – 19, 2018. UI&U is also proud to offer a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management that is rigorous, research based and has propelled the careers of many alumni.
The Union CJM degree program is the choice of law enforcement officers nationwide because of two factors:
- Law enforcement professionals designed the program.
- The program is designed to rise through the ranks into supervisory, management, and executive positions within the criminal justice system.
Two recent examples of CJM alumni rising through the ranks include Chris O’Brien and Paul Cooper recently named Chief of Police of the Hollywood, Florida Police Department and Assistant Chief of Police University of California Irvine.
They join the 30+ UI&U graduates whose degrees have helped them attain the ranks of Chief of Police, Assistant Chief, and Sheriff. You can review many of these alumni on this notable alumni page.
Other CJM alumni who display excellence include the recipients of the Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement:
“There is a reason over 6,300 law enforcement officers hold a Criminal Justice Management degree from Union,” said Paul Brugman, UI&U Criminal Justice Program Chair. “The classes are taught by law enforcement professionals who understand the real-world issues faced in the field. Union understands the demands of the working adult. The CJM program provides a flexible, online delivery that allows the law enforcement professional to work fulltime. The program also connects the student to site coordinators who provide personal attention not available at other universities.”
Alumna Selina Hightower, shift commander in a Florida police department, credits her UI&U CJM degree for her career climb. “My degree is a sense of satisfaction in this accomplishment. I am the first in my family to graduate from college. I was also the first African American female sergeant in my department. I am now a shift commander in the patrol division. My degree also means more advantages in the promotion process.”
CJM Chair Brugman explains that a Union Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree is another value for the law enforcement community after completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management.
“The MSOL is a perfect fit for the law enforcement officer who wants to further his or her leadership skills. Leadership is a key component in today’s challenging workplace. The MSOL prepares emerging leaders to lead strategically, solve complex issues through critical and analytical thinking, and develop creative solutions.”
Another value of a Union education to the law enforcement profession includes the Union in Veterans program, a program that assists veterans in completing his or her degree with scholarships and a living stipend, recognition as a Military Friendly School, and designation of one of only eight schools that form the Fraternal Order of Police University.