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Employers of Criminal Justice majors in KY

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison. Bailiffs are law enforcement officers who maintain safety and order in courtrooms. They guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions. Working in a correctional institution can be stressful and dangerous. Correctional officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses, often resulting from confrontations with inmates. Officers work in shifts that cover all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays. Bailiffs’ hours are determined by when court is in session. Correctional officers go through a training academy and then are assigned to a facility for on-the-job training. Although qualifications vary by state and agency, all agencies require a high school diploma and have an age requirement. Some federal agencies also require some college education or related work experience. The median annual wage for bailiffs was $42,960 in May 2017. The median annual wage for correctional officers and jailers was $43,540 in May 2017. Employment of correctional officers and bailiffs is projected to decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026. State and local budget constraints and prison population levels will determine how many correctional officers are necessary.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. The median annual wage for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers was $60,400 in May 2017.

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Private detectives and investigators work in many places, depending on their assignment or case. Some spend more time in offices, researching cases on computers, while others spend more time in the field, conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours. Private detectives and investigators work in many places, depending on their assignment or case. Some spend more time in offices, researching cases on computers, while others spend more time in the field, conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours. Most private detectives and investigators need several years of work experience and a high school diploma. In addition, the vast majority of states require private detectives and investigators to have a license. The median annual wage for private detectives and investigators was $50,700 in May 2017. Employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for private detectives and investigators will stem from security concerns and from the need to protect confidential information. Strong competition can be expected for jobs.

Police and Detectives

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Working around the clock in shifts is common. Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree. Most police and detectives must graduate from their agency’s training academy before completing a period of on-the-job training. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, usually at least 21 years old, and able to meet rigorous physical and personal qualifications. The median annual wage for police and detectives was $62,960 in May 2017. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The continued need for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.

Private Detectives and Investigators

Private detectives and investigators search for information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, such as verifying people’s backgrounds and statements, finding missing persons, and investigating computer crimes. They gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment. Private detectives and investigators work in many places, depending on their assignment or case. Some spend more time in offices, researching cases on computers, while others spend more time in the field, conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours. Most private detectives and investigators need several years of work experience and a high school diploma. In addition, the vast majority of states require private detectives and investigators to have a license. The median annual wage for private detectives and investigators was $50,700 in May 2017. Employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for private detectives and investigators will stem from security concerns and from the need to protect confidential information. Strong competition can be expected for jobs.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with probationers and parolees. Workers may be assigned to fieldwork in high-crime areas or in institutions. As a result, the work can be stressful and dangerous. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists usually need a bachelor’s degree. In addition, most employers require candidates to pass oral, written, and psychological exams. The median annual wage for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists was $51,410 in May 2017. Employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job openings should remain plentiful because many people leave the occupation each year.

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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Police Dept
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Police Department
Louisville Metro Corrections
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Department of Detentions
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Division Correctional Instn
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Canteen Correctional Svc
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
Kentucky Legislature
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Eastern KY Crrectional Complex
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Kentucky State Penitentiary
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Fci Manchester
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Crrctnal Instn Ashland
USP McCreary
Federal Prison Industries, Inc
Unicor
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Northpoint Training Center
Department of Corrections Kentucky
General Government Cabinet
Attorney General's Office
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Judiciary Courts of The Commonwealth of Kentucky
Admin Office of Courts
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Green Rver Corrections Complex
Kentucky Office of Attorney General
Attorney General's Office
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet of Kentucky
Department of Criminal Justi
County of McCracken
Administrator Dept
United States Department of Justice
Paducah Office
United States Department of Justice
County of Boone
County Sheriffs Office
County of Boone
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI
City of Covington
Police Department
City of Covington
Police Administration
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government
Police Department 4th Division
County of Boone
Sheriff Department
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet of Kentucky
Dept Criminal Justice Training
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Kentucky Wns Correctional Inst
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government
Police Department-1st Dist
City of Owensboro
Police Department
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Adult Institution Division
City of Bowling Green
Bowling Green Police Dept
Security Experts Ltd
City of Greenup
Greenup Fiscal Court
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro
Police Department 2nd Dist
County of Russell
Judge Executive Office
General Government Cabinet
Office of Cmmnwealths Attorney
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro
Child Support
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro
Police Dept- 2nd Division
County of Casey
Casey County Fiscal Court
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Joseph P Meko
Little Sndy Crrctional Complex
County of Breckinridge
Brecknrdge Cnty Treasurers Off
County of Hart
Fiscal Court
Department of Corrections Kentucky
Blackburn State Correctional
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