“After graduating from Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from the Police Foundations program, I came to LSSU. I chose LSSU because of the effective partnership between the two schools. The credit transfer program allowed me to take my credits I had earned over a two year period at Sault College to Lake State as university credits and finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in only one year.”
“I also received a scholarship from LSSU for my GPA while at Sault College which helped me out a lot financially. I really enjoy the small classes and the professors who have a passion for what they are teaching. I like the fact that the professors have had a lot of experience within their field previous to teaching. Having this education will further my career in law enforcement and it gives me the tools I need to succeed.”
“LSSU is close to where I live: just under an hour away. Classes are small and the professors are approachable and willing to help with whatever questions I may have. They seem to genuinely want students to achieve their goals and potential. Smaller classes allow more opportunity for students and professors to get to know one another. Professors are enthusiastic about their respective courses that they teach. Professors treat students with the dignity and respect. The professors of criminal justice are more engaging.”
“The cost was actually less than expected for international students. There were universities in Canada that would have cost just as much if not more than LSSU. Another thing relating to this is that LSSU has equivalent transfer credits which many universities do not have or they do not take all credits into account and make students retake classes they have already done at another institution.”
“ The field of law enforcement and other related criminal justice fields are highly competitive so by having a degree it will show I went beyond a simple diploma and that I took an extra step to further my education. I plan to apply for Canadian law enforcement agencies within Ontario once I finish. However, I am also going to apply for border security and corrections if I do not get into law enforcement. Again, by having a degree from LSSU I have a broader knowledge of different fields of criminal justice rather than just law enforcement.”
- Clayton Graham, Probate Judge for Mackinac County
- Scott Strait, Sheriff of Mackinac County, MI
- Steve Nusbaum, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters, Office of International Affairs in Washington, DC
- Joel Postma, FBI agent, Detroit, MI
- Michael Bitnar, Sheriff of Chippewa County, MI
- Robery Marchand, Sault Tribal Police Chief
- Joe Micolo, Kinross District Police Chief
- Tony Fazarri, US Customs Deputy Chief.
Employers of Criminal Justice Graduates
- Multiple city and county law enforcement departments/agencies (too many to list!)
- Bay Mills Police Dept.
- Bureau of Immigration/Customs Enf.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- California State Crime Lab
- Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
- Central Michigan Univ. Police Dept.
- Coast Guard Investigative Service
- Department of Justice – US Marshals
- Dept. of Attorney General
- Dept. of Defense
- Dept. of Homeland Security
- Dept. of Natural Resources
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigations
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- George Washington Univ. Police Dept.
- Lake Superior State University
- Little River Band of Ottawa Indians PS
- Michigan State Police
- Michigan State Police Crime Labs
- Michigan State University Police
- Ministry of Public Safety & Security
- Montana Department of Corrections
- Ontario Provincial Police
- Rochester, Minnesota Police Department
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Sault Ste. Marie Police Department
- Sault Tribe
- United States Marshals Service
- Univ. of Florida Police Dept.
- U.S. Customs
- Wisconsin State Crime Lab – Wausau