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    Professional and Public Services

     Protective Services

     Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Science 

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     Kevin D. Behr, Juris Doctor
    Division Chair
    Professional and Public Services Division
    Email: kevind@coastalbend.edu
    Phone: (361) 354-2338
    Office: U 104


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    David Sullivan
    Law Enforcement Professor
    Email: sullivan@coastalbend.edu
    Phone: (361) 664-2981 x 3051
    Office: Room A 161

     

  • Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice

    The two-year curriculum prepares students for employment in public or private agencies charged with the responsibility of public safety, crime prevention, crime investigation, criminal apprehension, offender rehabilitation, and confinement.  Tech-Prep credit will be awarded using the CJLE or CJSA course prefix.  For a listing of advisory committee members and additional information on Level One High School Dual Credit Certificates, please go to the Additional Information section of the Coastal Bend Catalog.  Law Enforcement is an articulated high school credit program. Students who have successfully completed appropriate Law Enforcement courses in high school may be able to receive college credit for those courses.

  • Forensic Science

    This workforce course of study is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to investigate, document, and collect physical evidence at various types of crime scenes.  The student will study the science based disciplines found within the specialized Field of Forensic Science and Criminalistics and will prepare the student for employment as a Crime Scene Technician.  Course emphasis will include a combination of criminal justice, natural sciences, phsychology, and mathematics, as well as specialized courses concerned with crime scene analysis, documentation, collection techniques and reconstruction.