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Meet the Students in USD’s Law Enforcement Leadership Program

Dozens of departments and agencies at all levels of government have staff enrolled in USD’s M.S. In Law Enforcement Leadership Program

Representative job titles and employers

Students in USD’s M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership represent agencies and departments across the country at the local, state, and national level. This rich diversity of students enhances the networking and learning opportunities available. In fact many of our students cite their interactions and discussions with other students as a favorite aspect of the program.*


Federal Agencies & Military Branches

Agency Name


  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Homeland Security, including
    • Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Department of Defense, including
    • U.S. Army
    • U.S. Army Reserve
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Marine Corps
    • U.S. Navy
  • Department of Energy (Hanford Patrol)
  • Department of Justice
    • Federal Bureau of Investigations – FBI
    • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    • U.S. Marshals Service
  • NASA
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Police
  • United States Postal Service

Representative Job Titles


  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge
  • Border Patrol Agent-Intelligence
  • Border Protections Officer
  • Brigade Force Protection
  • Canine Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Customs Officer
  • Deportation Officer
  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Deputy U.S. Marshal
  • Entry Specialist
  • Federal Police Officer
  • Immigration Enforcement Agent
  • Investigative Specialist
  • Lieutenant
  • Operations Sergeant
  • Protection Special Agent
  • Protection Specialist
  • Re-entry Affairs Coordinator
  • Senior Security Investigator
  • Specialized Forces
  • Station Commander
  • Supervisor Police Officer
  • Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
  • Supply Admin and Operations Specialists Chief
  • Task Force Office

State, Local and Campus Agencies

Alabama

Due to Alabama state restrictions, residents of that state are not permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program.

Alaska

Anchorage Police Department

Arizona

  • Chandler Police Department
  • Phoenix Police Department
  • Queen Creek Police Department
  • Tolleson Police Department

Arkansas

Due to Arkansas state restrictions, residents of that state are not permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program.

California

  • Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
  • Anaheim Police Department
  • Bakersfield Police Department
  • Baldwin Park Police Department
  • Berkeley Police Department
  • Beverly Hills Police Department
  • Brisbane Police Department
  • California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • California Department of Developmental Services
  • California Department of Justice
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Carlsbad Police Department
  • Central Marin Police Authority
  • Chula Vista Police Department
  • Citrus Heights Police Department
  • Clayton Police Department
  • Clovis Police Department
  • Compton  Unified School District
  • Coronado Police Department
  • Contra Costa County  Office of the Sheriff
  • Costa Mesa Police Department
  • Covina  Police Department
  • CSU Fullerton
  • Culver City Police Department
  • Cypress Police Department
  • Dana Point Police Department
  • Downey  Police Department
  • East Palo Alto Police Department
  • El Cajon  Police Department
  • El Centro Police Department
  • El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office
  • El Monte Police Department
  • Elk Grove Police Department
  • Emeryville  Police Department
  • Escondido Police Department
  • Eureka Police Department
  • Exeter Police Department
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • Filmore Sheriff’s Station
  • Firebaugh Police Department
  • Foster City Police Department
  • Fountain Valley Police Department
  • Fremont Police Department
  • Fresno  Police Department
  • Fresno County Sheriff’s Office
  • Galt City  Police Department
  • Garden Grove Police Department
  • Garfield Heights Police Department
  • Gilroy Police Department
  • Glendora Police Department
  • Hayward Police Department
  • Healdsburg Police Department
  • Hemet  Police Department
  • Harrison  Police Department
  • Hollister Police Department
  • Humbolt State University Police
  • Inglewood Police Department
  • Irvine Police Department
  • Kerman Police Department
  • Kern County Sheriff’s Office
  • La Mesa Police Department
  • LaVerne  Police Department
  • Laguna Beach Police Department
  • Lodi  Police Department
  • Long Beach Police Department
  • Los Angeles Airport Police
  • Los Angeles County Coroner
  • Los Angeles County Probation Department
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Los Angeles Port Police
  • Los Angeles School Police
  • Los Banos  Police Department
  • Los Gatos/Monte Sereno  Police Department
  • Los Rios Police Department
  • Madera  Police Department
  • Manhattan Beach  Police Department
  • Marin County Sheriff’s Department
  • Marina Police Department
  • Mendocino County Probation Department
  • Merced Police Department
  • Milpitas Police Department
  • Modesto Police Department
  • Montebello Police Department
  • Monterey County District Attorney’s Office
  • Monterey County Probation
  • Monterey Park Police Department
  • Monterey Police Department
  • Morgan Hill  Police Department
  • Mountain View Police Department
  • Murrieta Police Department
  • National City Police Department
  • Newport Beach Police Department
  • Novato Police Department
  • Oakland  Police Department
  • Oceanside Police Department
  • Ontario Police Department
  • Orange County  District Attorney’s Office
  • Orange County Probation
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Orinda Police Department
  • Palo Alto Police Department
  • Pasadena Police Department
  • Paso Robles Police Department
  • Piedmont  Police Department
  • Placentia Police Department
  • Placer County Probation
  • Placer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pleasanton Police Department
  • Pomona Police Department
  • Rancho Cordova Police Department
  • Redwood City Police Department
  • Rialto Police Department
  • Richmond Police Department
  • Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
  • Riverside County Probation Department
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
  • Riverside Police Department
  • Roseville Police Department
  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • Salinas Police Department
  • San Benito County Probation Department
  • San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
  • San Bernardino Police Department
  • San Diego County Department of Child Support Services
  • San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
  • San Diego County Probation Department
  • San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
  • San Diego Harbor Police
  • San Diego Police Department
  • San Diego Unified School District Police
  • San Francisco Police Department
  • San Francisco State University Police
  • San Gabriel Police Department
  • San Jose Police Department
  • San Leandro Police Department
  • San Mateo County Probation Department
  • San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
  • San Mateo Police Department
  • San Pablo Police Department
  • San Rafael Police Department
  • San Ramon Police Department
  • Santa Ana Police Department
  • Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Santa Clara Police Department
  • Santa Cruz Police Department
  • Santa Monica Police Department
  • Santa Rosa Police Department
  • Sierra Madre Police Department
  • Soledad Police Department
  • Sonoma County Sheriff
  • South Gate Police Department
  • South San Francisco Police Department
  • Stockton Police Department
  • Stanford University
  • Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office
  • Stanislaus County Probation Department
  • Stockton Police Department
  • Superior Court of California
  • Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tustin Police Department
  • UC Berkeley Police Department
  • UC Davis Police Department
  • UCLA Police Department
  • UC Riverside Police Department
  • UC San Diego Police Department
  • Union City Police Department
  • University of San Diego Dept. of Public Safety
  • University of San Francisco
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Vacaville Police Department
  • Vallejo Police Department
  • Ventura County District Attorney’s Office
  • Visalia Police Department
  • Watsonville Police Department
  • West Covina Police Department
  • Westminster Police Department
  • Whittier Police Department

Colorado

  • Aurora Police Department
  • Bent County Sheriff’s Office
  • Boulder County  Sheriff’s Office
  • Brighton Police Department
  • Colorado Springs Police Department
  • Colorado State Patrol
  • Fort Collins  Police Department
  • Fountain Police Department
  • Glenwood Springs Police Department
  • Manitou Springs Police Department
  • Montrose Police Department

Connecticut

  • Bridgeport Police Department
  • Hartford Police Department

Delaware

Dover Police Department

D.C.

Due to D.C. education restrictions, residents of the District of Columbia are not permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program. However, the program has enrolled students who work in the area and reside elsewhere.

Florida

  • Cape Coral Police Department
  • Casselberry Police Department
  • Davie Police Department
  • Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind
  • Hallendale Beach Police Department
  • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
  • Jupiter Police Department
  • Lake City Police Department
  • New Smyrna Beach Police Department
  • Monroe County Sheriff
  • New Smyrna Beach Police Department
  • North Miami Beach Police Department
  • Seminole County Sheriff’s Department
  • Village of Pinecrest Police Department
  • Winter Park Police Department

Georgia

Due to George state restrictions, residents of the state are not longer permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program. However, the program has previously enrolled students from:

  • Cobb County Police Department
  • Perry Police Department

Hawaii

Honolulu Police Department

Idaho

Pocatello Police Department

Illinois

  • Bloomingdale Police Department
  • Buffalo Grove Police Department
  • Effingham County Sheriff’s Department
  • Lake Villa Police Department
  • Maywood Police Department
  • Oak Park Police Department
  • Pekin Police Department
  • Urbana Police Dept

Indiana

  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Jay County Sheriff’s Department
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mishawaka Police Department

Iowa

Due to Iowa state restrictions, residents of that state are not permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program.

Kansas

  • Gardner Police Department
  • Seward County Sheriff’s Department
  • Topeka Public Schools Police Department

Kentucky

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police
  • Independence Police Department

Louisiana

  • St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Public Safety

Maine

Biddeford Police Department

Maryland

Massachusetts

Due to Massachusetts state restrictions, residents of that state are not permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program.

Michigan

  • Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public Safety
  • Redford Township Police Department
  • Sterling Heights Police Department
  • Traverse City Police Department

Minnesota

  • Crystal Police Department
  • Moorhead Police Department
  • Savage Police Department
  • Stearns County Sheriff’s Office

Mississippi

  • Gulfport Police Department
  • Oxford Police Department

Missouri

Town & Country Police Department

Nebraska

  • North Platte Police Department
  • Omaha Police Department

Nevada

  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Nevada Department of Corrections
  • Nevada Highway Patrol
  • Washoe County Sheriff

New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Police

New Mexico

  • Los Alamos Police Department
  • New Mexico State Police

New York

  • Auburn Police Department
  • Ithaca Police Department
  • Gates Police Department
  • LaSalle University
  • Lynbrook Police Department
  • Nassau County Police Department
  • New York City Police Department
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Southampton Town Police Department
  • Suffolk County Police Department
  • Town of Brighton Police Department

North Carolina

  • Elon Police Department
  • Morongo Tribal Police Department
  • Reidsville Police Department

Ohio

  • Cleveland Clinic Police Department
  • Dover Police Department
  • Garfield Heights Police Department
  • Geauga County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marietta Police Department

Oregon

  • Albany Police Department
  • Central Point Police Department
  • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lincoln City Police Department
  • Oregon City Police Department
  • Seaside Police Department
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Pennsylvania

  • Abington Township Police Department
  • Allentown Police Department
  • Darby Township Police Department
  • Hanover Township Police Department
  • Limerick Police Department
  • Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Penn State University Police Department
  • Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
  • Plymouth Township Police Department
  • Quakertown Borough
  • Upper Darby Township Police Department
  • Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Departmenttment

South Dakota

Vermillion Police Department

Tennessee

Wilson County Sheriff’s Department

Texas

  • Brownwood Police Department
  • Canutillo Independent School District
  • Fort Worth Police Department
  • Harris County Precinct 6
  • LaVernia Independent School District
  • McAllen Police Department
  • Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Criminal Investigation Unit)
  • University of North Texas Police Department
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Police Department

Utah

  • Kaysville Police Department
  • Murray City Police Department
  • Riverton Police Department
  • Utah State Bureau of Investigation
  • West Valley City Police Department

Virginia

  • Alexandria Police Department
  • Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
  • Norfolk Police Department
  • Scott County Sheriff’s Office
  • Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office

Washington

  • Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hanford Patrol
  • Lakewood Police Department
  • King County Sheriff’s Office
  • Olympia Police Department
  • Port of Seattle Police Department
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Redmond Police Department
  • Seattle Dept of Health and Social Services
  • Seattle Police Department
  • Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tacoma Police Department
  • Tukwila Police Department

Wisconsin

Due to Wisconsin state restrictions, residents of that state are not permitted to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program.

Wyoming

Platte County Sheriff’s Office

Job Titles of Current and Past Students

  • Administrative Sergeant
  • Assistant Chief
  • Assistant Police Chief
  • Bureau Chief (Retired)
  • Captain
  • Chief Civil Deputy
  • Chief of Police
  • Commander
  • Coroner Investigator
  • Corporal/Detective
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Operations Clerk
  • Custody Deputy
  • Deputy Probation Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Deputy Sheriff, Detentions
  • Deputy Sheriff, Investigator
  • Deputy Sheriff, School Resource Officer
  • Detective
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Detention Information Asst
  • Director of Campus Safety
  • Dispatcher
  • District Commander
  • Field Operations Lieutenant
  • Field Training Officer
  • Field Training Sergeant
  • Fingerprint Technician
  • Group Supervisor
  • Police Explorer Advisor
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Police Officer
  • Police Records Data Specialist
  • Records Clerk
  • School Police Officer
  • Senior DA Investigator
  • Senior Law Enforcement Consultant
  • Sergeant
  • Sheriff’s Lieutenant
  • State Trooper
  • Supervising Probation Officer
  • Supervisor Investigator
  • Training Manager
  • Police Corporal
  • Police Explorer Advisor
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Police Officer
  • Police Records Data Specialist
  • Records Clerk
  • School Police Officer
  • Senior DA Investigator
  • Senior Law Enforcement Consultant
  • Sergeant
  • Sheriff’s Lieutenant
  • State Trooper
  • Supervising Probation Officer
  • Supervisor Investigator
  • Training Manager

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