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New Practicum Courses Now Available for Criminal Justice Students

Lindenwood University-Belleville has recently established several new on-the-job training opportunities for the criminal justice students, starting this fall semester.

Three new internship opportunities are available for students in criminal justice practicum classes. The first opportunity is through the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, which is an active duty military police organization with a primary mission of providing security and law enforcement services for members residing on Scott Air Force Base. The second opportunity is through AlliedBarton Private Security, at its regional office in downtown St. Louis. AlliedBarton provides private security services to a wide array of businesses throughout the world. The final opportunity accommodates the many students at Lindenwood Belleville from Cook and Du Page counties. This 200-300 hour internship opportunity is at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications for the City of Chicago. This office handles all emergency communications for the City of Chicago, including homeland security issues.

Students in the criminal justice observation classes have the opportunity to participate in a program with the 126th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, where students can observe the interworking of an Air National Guard Security Forces organization. The 126th Security Forces Squadron is an Air National Guard military police organization that performs military police functions on Scott Air Force Base.

“There are so many benefits to having these new practicum sites,” said Annette Eckert, criminal justice instructor. “It will expose our students to the military or other federal government positions as a career after graduation, in addition to the growing private security sector. We are excited to have our students intern with new agencies in the Metro East and Chicago and believe that through these partnerships, our students will excel and gain real-world experience.”

For more information about these internship opportunities, contact Eckert at (618) 239-6168 or

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