Police Science

  • Student taking a photo of a mannequin posed as a body in a fake crime scene.
  • Students measuring a crime scene with a mannequin on the floor.
  • Student writing notes about a fake crime scene.

Salina Tech’s three-semester Police Science program is designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of law-enforcement and related careers as security officers, corrections officers, and parole and probation officers.

Courses include “Criminal Procedures,” “Criminal Investigation,” “Criminal Justice Interviews and Report Writing” and “Law Enforcement Operations.”

The courses are taught by local law enforcement officers and attorneys — people with career experience in law enforcement and the courts — and are provided online to fit the schedules of busy people.

Plus, all credits earned in our Associate Degree in Police Science program will transfer to Fort Hays State University, where a student can complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Expected Salary
1.5 Years $9,850 Technical Certificate $37,850 – $58,960


  • Compose coherent written and oral communication suitable for use in a criminal justice setting

  • Show proficiency in locating, analyzing, documenting, and ethically using information sources

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct that is beyond reproach

  • Develop logical problem-solving, critical thinking, and critical incident management skills

  • Identify mental health and critical incident stressors and their effect on community members, offenders, and those in the law enforcement community.

  • Collaborate effectively, cultivating a respect for human diversity

  • Demonstrate appropriate law enforcement technology literacy

  • Preparation to attain Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice System employment.


  • Police officer or sheriff’s deputy

  • Security Guard

  • Corrections Officer

  • Parole Officer



Contact the Police Science Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.

Irma Diaz