Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

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

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.

Professional Training Series

Public Safety Preparedness

Situational Awareness Interactive Webinar
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Responding to Floods and Tornadoes Interactive Webinar
Coming March 2021

Corrections & Justice Administration Enhancement

Restorative Justice Interactive Webinar
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Implicit Bias Interactive Webinar
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Careers in Criminal Justice
Coming mid-February 2021

LEJA Job & Internship Placement

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Internship placement map

Internship placement list

WIU Unmanned Aerial Systems Training
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WIU Benefits:
  • More than 1,300 agencies partner with our program by accepting interns
  • Receive academic education with real-world practical application and critical thinking experience. Learn by discussion, doing, and demonstrating
  • All faculty come with a wide array of criminal justice/public safety expertise
  • All faculty have done the job, practical experience linking theory with practice
  • Diverse, academically qualified and experienced faculty
  • 100% online and traditional undergraduate baccalaureate programs
  • 100% online master's programs
  • Minors available: Criminalistics, Homeland Security, Fire Science, Fire Administration, Emergency Management, Corrections, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, and Legal Studies
  • Ranked one of the top programs on's Best Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs
  • 2020 Best Online Bachelor's Law Enforcement Degrees: #1
  • 2020 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Fire Science Degrees: #6

Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 50th Anniversary
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