About Our Program

The Criminal Justice Program design is responsive to the evolving criminal justice system in the U.S. Students will gain an understanding of how to apply data-driven, intelligence-led, community-based, and restorative techniques to impact the criminal justice system proactively and protect their respective communities. The curriculum is designed to support a foundation of practical application to the roles and responsibilities students will acquire in the field.

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Success Story

DSC_0115 (1)John Garcia, Jr.

(2007 graduate)
Patrol Officer & member of the SWAT Team for the Longmont Police
Department in Colorado

“I got to know Christ in a 1-on-1 relationship and people at Tabor helped foster that growth. Seeing the crime and violence we see every day, I always have my faith to get me through it. My relationship with Christ gives me a different perspective, when I’m dealing with people. I try to see them through the eyes of Christ. My experience at Tabor has certainly helped me in my career as a police officer.”

Career Opportunities

  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Public Law Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Private Security Officers
  • Private Security Management
  • Loss Prevention/Asset Protection
  • Victim/Witness Advocates
  • Correctional Officers and Support Staff
  • Substance Abuse Support Counselor
  • Juvenile Justice Officers and Support Staff
  • Probation, Parole and Court Officers
  • Child Protective Services
  • Adult Protective Services

Why Criminal Justice at Tabor?

  • Practical application in all courses provided, including investigations, interviewing, use of force, stop and frisk, and arrest, search and seizure.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to explore and understand criminal justice through the lens of the Christian faith, including leadership training that reflects Christian values such as servant-leadership.
  • Students learn the skills identified as the most critical and desired by criminal justice professionals in both the public and private sectors.
  • The program emphasizes ethical principles, applied practice and solution-focused perspective.
  • Faculty teach a commitment to service-driven leadership and personal responsibility.

Criminal Justice Faculty

Robert Buescher, ABD