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There are numerous resources on the Internet for employment opportunities in the field of criminal justice. A few links to these resources are provided below. Please be aware that these links will open new pages outside of the JSU domain. Neither the Department of Criminal Justice nor JSU controls or specifically endorses any information found on these sites.

In addition, from time to time the Department of Criminal Justice receives announcements of job openings related to the criminal justice field. These are listed under the Internet related sites. Due to time and space constraints, only basic information about these jobs will be presented. Please contact the hiring agency for further information. Once again, neither the Criminal Justice Department nor JSU specifically endorses any of the agencies listed.

This webpage is provided for informational purposes only.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Chronicle of Higher Education
(job search engine)



Law Enforcement Jobs

(a general information site with employment links)


Other Announcements

Correctional Officers

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office of Alabama continually has openings for part-time correctional officers. This is a great opportunity for students seeking experience in their chosen field while working part time. Applications are available at the County Jail as well as online. Other full-time and part-time employment information can also be viewed on the website.

Police Officer

The city of Gadsden is seeking applicants for the position of police officer. Requirements include having a high school diploma or GED and be between the ages of 21 and 45. Salary starts at $13.39 per hour with all uniforms and gear provided to new hires. Applicants need to send applications to the Personnel Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall in Gadsden and provide a $1.50 civil service fee paid to the Revenue Department on the 1st floor of City Hall. A study guide will be given along with a test date after the application has been received. If applicants have any questions, please contact the City of Gadsden Personnel Office at 256-549-4550.

Probationary Police Officer

The Bloomington Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer. All notifications related to this hiring process will be conducted via e-mail so applicants must maintain an active e-mail account. Physical agility and written testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the weeks of April 6th and April 13th. All testing and approvals must be completed by July 6th so that non-certified officers can attend the Basic Course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy beginning July 27th. Graduation from the Basic Course is scheduled for Friday, November 6th. Applications, requirements for consideration, testing procedures, and current salary and benefit information may be found under the “Police Employment” tab here. Further inquiries should be directed to

Applications should be submitted to:

Bloomington Police Department
Attn: Captain J. Qualters
220 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN  47401
Deadline: March 20, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.

Social Service Caseworker

The Alabama Department of Human Resources is seeking applicants for the position of Social Service Caseworker. This position is full-time with a salary range from $29,954-$47,757. Desired majors for this position include: Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, History, Social Work, Sociology, and Social Science. Please email resumes with a cover letter to

Deadline: December 8, 2015

Updated: 03-17-15
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