Incentives for Continuing Criminal Justice Education are Better than Ever

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Understanding and responding to the dangers of the post-9/11 world has become one of the most important priorities facing public safety professionals today. For this reason, well-educated and highly skilled professionals are in demand. Programs such as the online Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree at Portland State University (http://www.online.ccj.pdx.edu) help public safety professionals prepare for the challenges to come.

Understanding and responding to the dangers of the post-9/11 world has become one of the most important priorities facing public safety professionals today. For this reason, well-educated and highly skilled professionals are in demand. Programs such as the online Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree at Portland State University help public safety professionals prepare for the challenges to come.

There has never been a better time than now or a greater need for law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals to continue their education. In May 2006, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded $1.7 billion to states, urban areas, and territories to prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks and other disasters.

"The department is committed to ensuring that our partners have the training, equipment, and resources they need to become better prepared," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

The message is clear, now is the perfect time for working criminal justice professionals to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree at Portland State, and thanks to the online program designed to work around their schedule, they can do so.

Portland State University's online bachelor's degree completion program offers working professionals the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for professional growth in the public safety fields. The program is run with the support of Compass Knowledge Group, a leader in online learning, providing services that help universities across the country find, recruit and retain students.

The advantage of the online degree is that public safety professionals from around the nation can participate in Portland State's program while continuing with the demands of their careers.

"The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that by 2010 the demand for FBI Agents, Police Officers, Private Detectives, U.S. Customs and those in other professional criminal justice jobs will grow by more than 29%," said Dr. Kris Henning, Program Director for Portland State University's Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice Program.

For more information about the Portland State University (PSU) Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice distance education program, contact a PSU Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-7127 or visit the program Web site, http://www.online.ccj.pdx.edu.

About Compass Knowledge Group
Founded in 1993, Compass Knowledge Group, Inc. is a premier provider of distance learning solutions for working professionals. Located in Orlando, Florida, Compass provides customized e-learning services for public and private higher education institutions, large and small colleges and universities in a variety of disciplines, with extensive experience in the development of a highly predictable student recruitment and retention business model.

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