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Images of Sheriff Department LogoThe criminal justice system in the United State is a diverse and dynamic clustering of numerous agencies, departments, and professions. It is a continuing challenge to educational institutions, training academies, and criminal justice agencies to keep abreast of the myriad legal and sociological shifts that occur in this field on almost a daily basis.

The Administration of Justice Department at East Los Angeles College has been recognized at both the local and state levels for its innovative efforts toward the continuing education and training of both pre-service and in-service criminal justice system personnel. The winner of several Excellence in Workforce Development Awards from both the Los Angeles Community College District and the California Community College Association of Occupation Educators (CCCAOE), East's certificate, degree, and transfer programs set the standard in this field.

Our unique relationships with criminal justice agencies, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, our diverse, experienced, and award-winning faculty, our involved and dedicated Department Advisory Committee, and most importantly, our continued commitment to the development and education of our students, make our programs among the best available anywhere.