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Andrew Smalling, Associate Dean Public Safety Education and ROTC
Building 22, Room 121
Kelli Newton, Executive Assistant
Building 22, Room 112
Benjamin Botero, Faculty - Criminal Justice

Building 22, Room 124
Vacant, Faculty - Criminal Justice
Building 22, Room 125
Laura Pazarena, Faculty- Criminal Justice
Building 22, Room 120
Tonia Jackson, Faculty-Criminal Justice
Building 22, Room 126

Associates Degrees

Public Safety College Degree Programs:

The Broward College Institute of Public Safety offers college degrees or certificates in two areas: Criminal Justice and Fire Science.
Browse through our associate degree programs, all of which are taught at the Institute of Public Safety on Central Campus in Davie.



Broward College Public Safety Degree Information​

Criminal Justice
Students in classroom.The Criminal Justice Associate of Science Program prepares you to work in the exciting field of law enforcement. Our instructors have all worked in the field and include police chiefs, detectives, judges and lawyers.
Degree programs include:
Criminal Justice Emphasis
Receive a well-rounded education in law enforcement. Courses include criminal law, juvenile justice, corrections, terrorism and domestic security and emergency management.
Polygraph Emphasis
Learn to detect deception. The Polygraph track features courses on how to structure polygraph interviews and interrogation questions, and how to analyze charts and test results.
Crime Scene Technology Emphasis
The Crime Scene track teaches you how to conduct crime scene investigations (CSI). Training is offered in crime scene techniques, forensic photography and visual documentation, and criminal evidence and court procedure.
All three tracks share the same core curriculum, some of which include:
·         Constitutional Law (police powers)
·         Psychology or Sociology
·         Basic Speech Communications or Public Speaking
Each track requires 64 credits total, including the core curriculum, for an associate degree.
Several specialty courses are taught in our Crime Laboratory giving you valuable hands-on experience. A co-op program allows you to do internships with local law enforcement and social service agencies.
Our program gets you ready for a variety of jobs, including:
·         Police officer
·         Deputy sheriff
·         Polygraph specialist
·         US Customs inspector
·         Crime scene technician
·         State police/state trooper
·         Corrections officer (jail/prison)
·         Community/police service aide
·         US Immigration and Naturalization inspector
Criminal Justice Degrees & Certificate
  • Obtain three insurance licenses exam-free
  • Complete your degree in only 24 months
  • Earn your A.S. in Vision Care.
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  • Most Affordable
  • Third Year in a Row
  • Ranked 3rd for Associate Degrees
  • Our Grads Earn More
  • Ranked #2 in the Nation
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