Law enforcement Program Pathway '..the professors are what made me come to SSCC.'

A career in Law Enforcement can offer excellent job security with unlimited professional growth opportunities. Graduates from this program have the option to select from many different employment areas with the possibility for advancement. Ready to get started on your Law Enforcement pathway?

Program categories in this pathway:

Associate Degrees:


Associate of Applied Science Degree




Employment OUTLOOK:

At SSCC, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. To view current Job Postings related to the Law Enforcement pathway visit:



At Southern State, YOU are more than just a number or face in the crowd. We care about your success and want you to reach your full potential. Achieving your goals is our #1 priority. Ready to get started?

Apply - Our FREE admission application can be accessed online at

Have Questions? Connect with us today

Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2607


The staff of the Office of Financial Aid is happy to answer any questions you may have. We are all about helping you afford college as well as connecting you to the resources you need to do so!

Paying for college - Applying for financial aid has never been easier. Visit and follow the necessary steps to see how much aid you are qualified to receive.

Have Questions? Connect with us today

Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2515


Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program's faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Law Enforcement Faculty
  • Robin Roche, Instructor Law Enforcement
  • 800.628.7722 x5957

Law Enforcement

Program Director

Robin Roche's picture

Meet Robin

"It takes a courageous person to consider a lifetime role of protecting his or her fellow citizens. The law enforcement programs at Southern State will fully prepare that courageous student to enter a challenging yet rewarding career. Law enforcement personnel offer valuable contributions to making our communities safer places to live. But education doesn't end with a degree or certificate from Southern State; it's an ongoing journey. We encourage our graduates to enter their careers with enthusiasm, and always seek new education and training opportunities."


Carson Miller | Southern State Graduate

"I finished my freshman year of college away from home, then decided to come back to my hometown and study Criminal Justice at Southern State. I highly recommend the criminal justice program to anyone interested in a public service job; whether it be in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, or private security."

"I chose Southern State for a few reasons. Since all of the criminal justice classes were offered at the Fayette Campus, it was very convenient. I saved a lot of money since I moved back home and tuition was much cheaper than it was at a state university. The student-to-teacher interaction that takes place in a smaller college like Southern State makes learning easier and more enjoyable. The instructors get to know you very well and that is important. Lastly, the program itself and the professors are what made me want to come to Southern State."

"From the moment I sat down in my first criminal justice class, I knew this was the career field I wanted to pursue and build my life around. It is not about getting a good job; it's about starting a career that I can enjoy for 20-plus years. There are always job opportunities in this career field, although they are competitive, hard work and dedication will get you there, and SSCC and its faculty will put you on the right path toward your career choice, just like they have done for me."

Carson Miller | 2015 Southern State Graduate


Southern State seeks to fill specific post-secondary educational needs for the residents of southern Ohio. The College cannot meet this commitment without guidance and constructive input from members of the community. To foster this vital involvement, the College has established advisory committees. Persons involved in business, public service, and industry volunteer their service and expertise for the purpose of guiding and updating educational programs offered by the College. The advisory committees help to ensure that general and technical education is of finest quality and is always attuned to community needs.

Law Enforcement Advisory Committee