Job Resources


    911 Hot Jobs posts openings for those seeking work within law enforcement, firefighting and EMS across the country.


    Court Jobs allows job seekers to search for open positions in criminal justice by title and location. The provided list of frequent search terms makes for faster, easier searching.


    Law Jobs hosts open positions in the legal system across the country, including featured jobs.

  • Criminal Justice Jobs Help

    Positions related to criminal justice found on are aggregated on this job board. Openings are organized so that the most recent posts are always at the top.

  • Law Enforcement Jobs

    On Law Enforcement Jobs, nationwide positions in police work are collected and ordered by date of posting through It’s easy to filter searches and upload resumes.


    This site focuses on loss prevention employment and e-recruiting. A clickable map allows job seekers to find postings in particular states or regions.

  • iHireSecurity

    I Hire Security offers a user-friendly list of nationwide jobs in security. Job seekers can apply directly through each posting without having to visit another site.

  • Corrections One

    The careers section of Corrections One includes a searchable list of a wide variety of jobs in the field, including corrections officers, juvenile detention officers, social workers, counselors and more.

  • USA Jobs

    This searchable job board compiles government jobs across the country, many of which fall in areas of criminal justice.

  • FBI Jobs

    Careers on the FBI Jobs site are searchable by occupation and location. There are also sections for events and “Hot Jobs.”

Licensure and Certification

  • Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Certificate: Police officers are required to attend an academy and receive extensive training. Certification requirements vary among states and cities, so it’s important to check what your area specifically requires. The POST Basic Certificate is an example of certification required by the state of California. Some states do not have reciprocity with others but may offer a course waiver for those who’ve completed a certain amount of law enforcement training. Waivers require extra testing and training before they’re granted.
  • Certified Paralegal Program: Though not required for paralegal positions, the certified paralegal credential designates that those who’ve earned it provide superior services to firms and corporations. It’s viewed as the national standard for paralegals and represents the highest level of skills, commitment and proficiency in the field.
  • State Security Officer Licensing: Many states require that security officers obtain a license, but the specific requirements vary.
  • Private Investigator License: Most states require private investigators to earn a license. The license we’ve linked to lists how to get an armed private investigator license in the state of Washington. Requirements vary among states.


  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting

    Denver, Colorado | March 29-April 2, 2016

    The ACJS conference features paper presentations, complete panels, roundtables, open seminars, author meet-ups and student authored paper panels. There’s also a research and pictorial showcase that encourages audience participation. Each year, the program is built upon a central theme. In 2016, the theme will be “Advancing Justice on All Fronts.”

  • American Criminal Justice Association Conference

    Sacramento, CA | March 20-25, 2016

    The ACJA conference hosts many workshops, and the theme for next year will be “Understanding and Investigating Sexual Predators.” This conference emphasizes networking by including many social hours, a job fair, an icebreaker meeting and several dances.

  • National Forum on Criminal Justice

    To be announced | 2016

    Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association, the Justice Research and Statistics Association and the IJIS Institute, this event brings leaders from criminal justice agencies, criminal justice researchers and technologists together. The conference showcases programs, research and technologies to help leaders in states, local communities and tribal nations address public safety issues. Several pre-conference seminars offer opportunities for continuing education.

  • World Congress on Community Corrections

    To be announced | 2016

    Presented by the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association, this conference offers networking opportunities with professionals from around the world. The APPA Annual Training Institute occurs the day before and hosts corrections workshops, special sessions and a resource expo.

  • American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

    Washington, DC | November 18-21, 2015

    The annual meeting presents criminology workshops, exhibits and networking opportunities. The theme for the conference this year is, “The Politics of Crime & Justice.” Member and non-member students can register at discounted rates.

  • American Correctional Association Congress of Correction

    To be announced | August 2016

    ACA’s Congress of Correction is a six-day event that offers opportunities for networking, finding a mentor, engaging with emerging technology and sharpening your leadership skills. Correctional facility tours are optional.