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.
John Garcia, Jr.
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.”
- Federal Law Enforcement
- Public Law Enforcement
- 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
Christopher Williams, Lead Program Director
MA in Criminal Justice Cand.
Sgt. Brad Elmore, Program Co-Director
MA in Criminal Justice