On May 27, 2017, more than 100 law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies became the first class to earn a Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership (MS-LEPSL) from University of San Diego.
Serving in law enforcement or the military can be incredibly rewarding, but also physically and emotionally exhausting.
Eugene Harris credits his graduate studies at the University of San Diego with helping him advance his career in law enforcement.
Female police officers make up a small fraction of the police force and the numbers have not changed for close to two decades.
"If you have any aspirations to be a supervisor or work in management, then you definitely should get your master’s degree."
National City Police Captain Jose Tellez
Jose Tellez is a captain, second in command, at the National City Police Department located just south of San Diego and nine miles north of the Mexican border.