As a law enforcement officer, you often act as the first line of defense in cases of criminal activity — so it’s important that you grasp the intricacies of the law in order to effectively protect, serve and empower your community. In particular, by studying the laws related to torts and civil procedure for your Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree, you will learn to navigate the legal system and gain further insight into your community members’ legal rights in a variety of legal situations.
Professionals in the law enforcement field who would benefit from our MLS degree include criminal investigators and police officers.
As a criminal investigator for a local, state or federal law enforcement agency, you can better prepare for prosecution cases by deepening your understanding of civil procedure — particularly aspects of pretrial and trial, and the laws of torts and misdemeanors.
Building a solid foundation in constitutional law and civil procedure will enhance your ability to address criminal activity in your community. It will also give you the background you need to write clear, comprehensive reports and actively encourage compliance with the law.