Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice
We are located on the East Mesa Campus, 2800 North Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. Our offices are in the Doña Ana Student Resources (DASR) Building - Offices DASR 220M through 220I.
Doña Ana Community College Law Enforcement Program intends to be recognized as an outstanding entity promoting professionalism among its public servants.
In collaboration with Law Enforcement agencies, to enhance earning opportunities for current and future public servants in Southern New Mexico seeking career opporunities in the law enforcement field.
• Enhance career opportunities for public servants.
• Establish a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies, corrections and
• Enhance potential employment opportunities for best qualified candidates.
• Enhance promotion and professionalism.
• Increase public trust.
• Instill model public servants
Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Corrections Option
- Law Enforcement Option
Associate of Criminal Justice
Certificate of Completion: Law Enforcement Academy
(575) 527-7746 or 528-7247
The Law Enforcement program provides classroom instruction leading to an associate degree in the fields of corrections or law enforcement. This program provides courses to prepare for entry-level careers in agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as private agencies. Some of the career areas available to graduates are law enforcement, private security and related services, adult and juvenile corrections, probation and parole, law, and others.
Those currently working as career officers in law enforcement can also benefit from the program, which can provide them with a better understanding of their roles in the criminal justice system while helping them prepare for higher level positions within their organizations.
Required Skills and Abilities Physical Abilities
This program requires that the student be able to—
- lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
- assume a variety of postural positions and be capable of physical maneuvers ranging from crawling, kneeling, squatting, twisting, turning, and bending, to climbing stairs and ladders
- withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture
In an effort to assist students with adequate preparation for their coursework at DACC, technology competencies have been identified and established. These competencies are in effect for all courses taken in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice programs. Students must possess the following minimum competencies. Additional competencies may be required for particular courses/programs:
- Access course and program material on the Web using Mozilla Firefox and/or MS Internet Explorer
- Correspond with DACC students and faculty using e-mail and the Web
- Read/print e-mail and attachments/files from students and faculty
- Complete, send, and receive assignments using e-mail and attachments/files
- Use the DACC Library e-books, e-journals, databases, or credible World Wide Web resources for research and completion of course assignments
- Prepare and conduct presentations in the classroom using presentation equipment as required.
- Use the appropriate software for a given course (DACC uses as standards Microsoft products, including MS Word, MS Project, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint)
- Use CD-ROMs when required as part of course assignments
- Use an appropriate anti-virus application to insure the files transmitted and received are virus free
- Use recommended plagiarism review software to insure work is not plagiarized