The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is a campus of the University of Arkansas System that serves a unique population of non-traditional students—certified law enforcement professionals who are actively employed within our State’s police departments and sheriff’s offices. The Institute is committed to making communities safer by supporting law enforcement professionals through training, education, resources and collaborative partnerships. Utilizing both classroom-based instruction and practical, hands-on application, CJI provides an educational experience designed to enhance the performance and professionalism of law enforcement in progressive areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement leadership and management, crime scene investigation, computer applications, traffic safety, illicit drug investigations and school safety.   If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process or have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-570-8021.

The Criminal Justice Institute is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check is required. Required checks are identified in the position listing. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The Criminal Justice Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates are welcome to apply without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, and/or other non-merit based factors. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment, and all applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Notice: Applications filed do not create a contract of employment with the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) or the University of Arkansas System. If you are hired, employment is not for any definite period of time. All employees of CJI whether full-time, part-time, extra help or otherwise, may be terminated at any time or be dismissed for cause under university procedures.

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