Women Advance in Criminal Justice Fields

In today’s society, we find more and more women in high-level positions in the criminal justice field. This is strongly evident in Ventura County, where women hold several of the highest positions in law enforcement.

As reported in the Ventura County Star’s “Women in law enforcement come from diverse backgrounds,” Ventura County has two of the 22 female police chiefs in California, in the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The County is also home to a female sheriff’s captain, and many female officers spanning several fields in the state’s criminal justice system.

These female officers lead several hundred law enforcement officers, all while balancing their lives as mothers, wives and students.

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams, for one, has risen in the ranks while also earning her master’s degree and working towards her doctorate degree. She is also a wife and mother to two teenage boys.

These women serve as positive role models for all those ladies looking to begin careers in the criminal justice field. While hard work and dedication are key factors for rising in the ranks, education can also contribute to advancement.

For those looking to advance in the criminal justice system or those seeking employment as an investigator, police officer, probation officer, youth advocate etc., they can benefit greatly from having a degree in the criminal justice field.

SBBCollege offers a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at our campuses in…

Bakersfield | Santa Maria | Rancho Mirage | Ventura | Online

SBBCollege’s bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice includes topics in areas such as criminal investigation, homeland security and correctional law and administration. The program also includes an externship where students can receive real-world work experience in the criminal justice field before they graduate.

Ready to follow in these women’s footsteps and begin your career in criminal justice? Ask us how you can get started!

Source: Von Quednow, Cindy. “Women in law enforcement come from diverse backgrounds.” Ventura County Star. Aug. 13, 2011. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/aug/13/women-in-law-enforcement-come-from-diverse.