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Law Enforcement Technology (LET)

The Law Enforcement Technology (LET) is designed for in-service Law Enforcement personnel and those seeking a career in law enforcement. The program provides professional training and credit which may be applied toward a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Ohio University.

This program prepares the student for employment in law enforcement by providing academic preparation for the contemporary officer.

The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology degree program offers students a broad academic background in the traditional liberal arts area, supplemented with technical training.  Career opportunities for graduates may be available in such areas as state highway patrol, local, and county law enforcement agencies, corrections, juvenile authorities, and as probation officers.

You may also work toward the Athens-based baccalaureate degree in forensic chemistry.  Additional information is available from the Law Enforcement Technology program director or Regional Higher Education.

The LET curriculum supplies the student with a fundamental base of knowledge concerning contemporary law enforcement.  Courses emphasize ethical and legal issues: the role of police in crime and delinquency, the use of force, corruption, and professional behavior as well as constitutional, criminal, and civil law.

In addition, the program provides professional training in many areas including:

  • Traffic enforcement;
  • Interviewing and report writing;
  • The fundamentals of investigation;
  • Crime scene search and recording;
  • The preservation of physical evidence;
  • The organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies;
  • Court procedures and processes;
  • Cybernetics; and
  • Forensic Science

Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or have completed the requirements of the GED. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions office at Ohio University-Southern for further information concerning admission.

To apply for admission, a student must obtain an admission application, complete the application and return in with the application fee.  The student should also request a transcript be sent directly to Ohio University-Southern from your high school or any other institution you have attended. If you have less than 15 hours at your other college a high school transcript is also needed.