Criminal Justice Job Search

Trying to find the right criminal justice or law enforcement job can be a daunting and time consuming endeavor. Our editors have compiled the following directory of some of the most useful criminal justice and law enforcement job search resource below to help make your job search experience more productive and enjoyable.

Salary Median Annual Pay $56,980
Employee Number of Jobs 780,000
Hourly Pay Median Hourly Pay $27.40
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* Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 Report, bls.gov



Criminal Justice Job Directory

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  • American Correctional Association (ACA) Correctional Career Center hhttp://www.aca.org/ACA_Prod_IMIS/ACA_Member/Job_Bank/ACA_Member/Job_Bank/JobBank_Home.aspx

    In order to better serve their members and as well as other individuals within the correctional industry, the American Correctional Association (ACA) has put together a very useful Correctional Job Bank. Listings include nationwide correctional career and job opportunities.

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  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) http://www.atf.gov/content/Careers/careers-at-ATF

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, also commonly referred to as the ATF, is a law enforcement organization in the United States Department of Justice with unique responsibilities. The organaization is primarily dedicated to protecting the public and reducing violent crime. ATF enforces the federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, firearms, tobacco, explosives and arson.

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  • Corrections-related Jobs Corrections Connections The premiere corrections-related site devoted to nationwide coverage.

    Tennessee Dept. of Correction, NC Division of Corrections, OTHER STATES: Massachusetts, Florida. JailNet State-by-state information at this well-organized site.

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  • Corrections Jobs http://www.corrections.com/networks/careers

    A free Corrections Connection job-listing service.

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  • The United States Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html

    The Department of Justice’s goal is to enforce the law and safeguard Americans while also remaining dedicated to upholding their constitutional freedoms. This site gives you information about the openings within the Department of Justice. The Department also posts their positions on https://doj.usajobs.gov/.

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  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/resources/job_applicants.html

    The goal of the Drug Enforcement Administration is to enforce all of the federal the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and to bring to arrest and prosecute all violators. This web page provides job seekers the opportunity to apply for a position with the DEA.

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  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) https://www.ice.gov/careers/occupations

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a division of the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security (BTS) located inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s enforcement mission is carried out by a wide variety of security, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals – all of whom have the opportunity to make a personal contribution to the safety and security of the United States of America. There a large variety of job opportunities within ICE. Additionally, for the core law enforcement occupations, there is are a myriad of professional and administrative functions that support the ICE mission.

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  • International Association of Crime Analysts http://www.iaca.net/resources.asp?Cat=Job

    The International Association of Crime analysts, a.k.a. IACA, offers a useful job list that helps to promote the advancement of crime analysis worldwide.

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  • Jobs 4 Police http://www.jobs4police.com/

    Includes a regularly updated list of local, county, state and federal law enforcement jobs, as well as a very useful police candidate registry. Employers can easily post job announcements and job seekers can easily review all new job opportunities that appear in the list.

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  • Law Enforcement Careers http://www.policeemployment.com

    A comprehensive career site for those looking for employment in the criminal justice and law enforcement fields.

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  • Law Enforcement Jobs and Employment http://www.lawenforcementjob.com/

    This website contains jobs listing for various departments and agencies. You can also add your job listing to the website.

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  • NYPD Employment Opportunities http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/careers/careers.shtml

    Information on employment test dates, openings, application forms and the selection process for the NYPD.

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  • Officer.com – Jobs & Careers http://www.officer.com/jobs/index.jsp

    An exceptional and comprehensive list of current law enforcement job openings. This website is highly recommended for anyone seeking law enforcement employment.

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  • Police and Law Enforcement Employment Links http://members.tripod.com/~police_jobs/index.html

    This site provides a list of up-to-date jobs. You can add yourself to the mailing list for job information by sending your email address to: POLICE-JOBS@USA.

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  • PoliceEmployment.Com http://www.PoliceEmployment.com

    The policeemployment.com website provides useful information on federal police careers, trooper careers, and correctional officer careers. It also provides information on a law enforcement interviewing and federal careers testing. The site also provides separate testing guides, including the Federal Law Enforcement Testing Guide, and the “State and Local Law Enforcement Testing Guide.”

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  • Prentice Hall’s Careers in Criminal Justice Website http://www.prenhall.com/cjcentral/career_frame.html

    A very useful criminal justice career website that presents video interviews and 20 criminal justice career case studies that you can review.

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  • Public Safety Executive Association (PSEA) http://www.policechief.com/

    This is a free membership site that is designed to assist members who are just beginning careers in the field of public safety.

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  • Security Jobs Network http://www.securityjobs.net/

    This website provides the world’s largest database of professional level private sector security jobs and careers.

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  • Thin Blue Line Police Opportunity Monitor http://www.theblueline.com/

    Includes current job listings and information and print material that can be purchased.

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  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) http://www.tsa.gov/careers

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for security relating to civil aviation maritime and all other modes of transportation including transportation facilities and is the lead agency for security at airports ports and on the nation’s railroads highways and public transit systems.

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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) http://www.cbp.gov/careers

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), Department of Homeland Security, has established a new frontline officer position, the CBP Officer. The CBP officer serves at the Nation’s ports of entry and provides the American public, travelers as well as the international trade community as a whole with “one face at the border.” The CBP Officer position is intended to unify and integrate the work of nearly 18,000 customs inspectors. The page listed above will take you to the careers section of the CPB’s website.

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  • Jobs with the Federal Bureau of Investigation http://www.fbijobs.gov/index.asp

    Provides comprehensive information and application resources for criminal justice professionals seeking a career as an FBI Special Agent, Linguist, Hostage Rescue Team Member, and much more. Provides a lot of information and new relating to preparation for becoming an FBI agent.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Careers http://www.dhs.gov

    If you’re looking to launch a career in homeland security in counterterrorism, border security, preparedness, response, and recovery, immigration, or cyber security this is the place to start. Find information on career opportunities, benefits, and application process.

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