Law Enforcement Overview

Why Public Administration in Law Enforcement at NSC

The mission of the baccalaureate degree in Public Administration is to provide current and future middle managers with the professional skills and management tools necessary to succeed in the management of a law enforcement agency. The role of the law enforcement middle manager is primarily to provide leadership to the agency stakeholders. The twenty-first century middle manager must be able to adapt to rapid technology changes, interact with diverse groups of citizens, and possess the ability to manage daily operations on limited budgets.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will:

  • Understand and apply the principles and processes of management to the administration of law enforcement agencies.
  • Understand and analyze the dilemmas faced by today's law enforcement leadership.
  • Understand and apply varied aspects and theories of effective organizational communication in both written and oral formats.
  • Understand how diversity issues, globalization, and ethical guidelines affect law enforcement leadership, organizations, and the community.
  • Understand how law enforcement agencies and personnel can best serve the public and other relevant constituents.


A degree in Public Administration in Law Enforcement from NSC will prepare you for a wide variety of careers such as

  • ATF Agent
  • ATF Investigator
  • ATF Technician/Professional
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Coast Guard
  • Compliance Officer
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Customs Agent
  • DEA Agent
  • Diplomatic Security
  • FBI Agent
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Homeland Security
  • Immigration Agent
  • Information Security
  • INS Agent
  • IRS Special Agent
  • K9 Officer
  • NSA Police Officer
  • Private Security
  • Police Detective
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Sheriff
  • Surveillance Officer
  • TSA Screener
  • U.S. Marshal

Interesting Classes

  • Legal Issues for Command Level
  • Mass Media and the Police
  • Dilemmas in Law Enforcement
  • Public Financial Administration


PSC 461: Executive Leadership

What is the role of the executive leader? In this course you will self-analyze your abilities in different leadership areas. You will also study the leaders in law enforcement, military, and business to discover the positive and negative aspects of their leadership style .

Where Alumni Work

Here are some of the places where NSC grads in Law Enforcement work and study:


  • City of Boulder City
  • City of Henderson
  • City of Las Vegas
  • State of Nevada
  • United States Air Force


  • Northwestern University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • UNR

Other Degree Options

Degree Details (Student Tools)