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LEJA Courses Offered in STL Metro Region

June 11, 2014

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MACOMB, IL -- In connection with Western Illinois University's recent partnership agreement with the City of East St. Louis that provides law enforcement training for police officers in the St. Louis area, Western's School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) will begin offering undergraduate and graduate law enforcement courses, including the fire administration degree, both online and in East St. Louis, this summer.

According to LEJA Director Terry Mors, the school will offer one course beginning in July. Additional courses will be offered in subsequent semesters. Individuals in the St. Louis Metro region may take classes online or at the East St. Louis City Hall. Informational meetings about these degree programs will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the East St. Louis City Hall.

Western's law enforcement and justice administration program is the largest program in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. In addition to the major, the school currently offers six minors at the undergraduate level: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Fire Science, Fire Administration, Homeland Security, Private Security Administration and Legal Studies.

In addition to the law enforcement degree program opportunities, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute (ILETSBEI), which is housed at WIU, will provide educational and training opportunities for law enforcement officers in the St. Louis Metro region.

For more information, contact the School of LEJA at (309) 298-1038 or

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