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Peace Officer/Public Safety

Studying public safety at Normandale and at the Law Enforcement Education Center (LEEC) at Hennepin Technical College, means you want to pursue a career where you’re helping and protecting people. If you want to promote peace and safety in Minnesota communities and serve others — this is a great place to start.  

Our Peace Officer/Public Safety program prepares you to seamlessly transfer to a four-year Minnesota State university in just two years.  

You’ll study a wide range of law enforcement topics — from communications, to juvenile justice, to sociology.  You’ll come away with a foundational understanding of policing and the criminal justice system, and your important role in it.

Where Will a Peace Officer/Public Safety Degree Take You?

With a Peace Officer/Public Safety associate’s degree from Normandale, you’ll be transfer-ready to one of seven Minnesota State colleges where you can pursue your bachelor’s degree.  

You’ll gain valuable skills in written and interpersonal communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving. Most importantly, you’ll have the skills you need — and the preparation it takes — to pursue policework.  

Our program prepares students to be eligible to take the Minnesota Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

What Makes Our Peace Officer/Public Safety Program Unique?

Your courses in the Peace Officer/Public Safety transfer pathway will directly transfer to a four-year Minnesota State university and you’ll enter as a junior. You’ll be set to pursue your bachelor’s in law enforcement and be eligible to take the Minnesota Peace Officer Licensing Exam. 

Peace Officer/Public Safety Program Basics

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