Law Enforcement Opportunities
Orange County Sheriff's Office
The Orange County Sheriff's Office offers the Explorer Post 5110 is a leadership program that gives young adults interested in a career in law enforcement a chance to explore all facets of Law Enforcement. More information regarding the Orange County Sheriff's Explorer program can be found on the website: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Municipal Junior Police Academy Programs
Throughout Orange County, municipal Police Departments are offering Junior Police Academy (JPA) programs to youth within the community. Participants develop qualities of becoming a good citizen while learning aspects of a career in law enforcement. Municipalities that offer the JPA Program include:
City of Middletown: (845) 343-3151
City of Port Jervis: (845) 856-5101
Town of Newburgh: (845) 564-1100
Town of Wallkill: (845) 692-6757
Orange Ulster BOCES encourages High School students to pursue law enforcement/security through their Career & Technical Education Security Careers Academy.
At the college level, SUNY Orange has a Criminal Justice Department that offers two distinct criminal justice programs:
Associate in Science (A.S) in Criminal Justice
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice/Police
A certificate program is also available for those who intend to pursue Law Enforcement/Security but not complete a degree.
Higher education opportunities within Orange County include pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at Mount Saint Mary College. In addition to your core Criminology classes, you’ll also get to choose from one of four Criminology concentrations: General Criminology, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Restorative Justice.
A degree in Criminology doesn't just include criminal justice. It looks at crime from a holistic perspective, considering its impact on the victim, the offender, and society as a whole.
Additional degree programs available at the Mount include: Cybersecurity and Pre-Law.