Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration, Fire Protection Services, and Emergency Management

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The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) at Western Illinois University is an internationally known, top criminal justice/public safety program. The educational degree programs are specifically developed in collaboration with law enforcement, corrections, security, legal, and fire industry leaders and are taught exclusively by professionals who have worked in the specified field.

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Emergency Management Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)

Due to the ever-increasing threats facing the law enforcement community the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration developed a PBC with an emphasis in emergency management. This PBC will afford students the education and knowledge on how to survive and work in a disaster zone as well as provide critical skills that will increase job possibilities and salaries with an emergency management focus. The certificate program will provide and/or substitute coursework needed for professionals in emergency management. The focus of the program is to provide students with an advanced knowledge of emergency management organizational, planning, strategies, threat assessment, evaluation and leadership.

Community Engagement and Public Safety Leadership Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)

Public safety issues involving law enforcement officers' use of excessive force, alleged acts of misconduct and disparity in enforcement have led to a renewed call for reforms in the selection and training of police officers, and in the practice and policy guiding the behavior of public safety organizations. These developments have highlighted the often-strained relationship between public safety officials and the communities they serve, especially communities of color. Hence the School of LEJA has developed a post baccalaureate certificate program (PBC) with its primary objective to develop and improve the leadership and engagement skills of students working in, or seeking, positions in public safety administration.

2022 School of LEJA Career Fair 

Date:  Tuesday, September 20th
Time:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Being held in the Grand Ball Room

There is no cost to attend!


All students are invited to attend. Watch for an e-mail message. 

Employer registration is open!

The School of LEJA career fair, the School's flagship recruiting event is the largest departmental career fairs in the area. It is open to students of all disciplines and degree programs. We invite companies and agencies to participate in this event to connect with highly talented students from across WIU. We have approximately 500 students attend each year! 

If you choose to participate in this Career Fair please click link below to RSVP for the event. 

Want more information or to add your name and information to the invitation list?  Contact Courtney Humphrey, at    or call 309-298-1038

**Employers register here!**



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