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Situated on SRJC's Santa Rosa Campus, the Administration of Justice Program prepares students for jobs in the field of criminal justice and all levels of law enforcement. The program offers a two-year Associate Degree or Certificate in Law Enforcement, Corrections or Children in the Justice System. The two-year degree covers a broad range of information and professional skills in criminal law, corrections, and the American justice system. While this degree is intended for transfer, it also may lead to employment or advancement within the justice system. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university should complete the Associate Degree.
As one of the fastest growing professions today, occupations for AJ graduates include Police Officer, Trooper, Deputy Sheriff, Correctional Officer, Investigator, Security Guard, and Loss Prevention Manager, depending on the level of education and training.
Peggy Swearingen is a native of Santa Rosa, having graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College with an Associate's Degree in Administration of Justice and later earned a Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential from Sonoma State University and a Master's Degree from University of San Francisco.
Her work experience includes public safety dispatcher, community service officer, reserve police officer, and full-time police officer. As a police officer, she gained experience as a Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and Youth Diversion Officer. Her instructional experience includes teaching at a variety of different grade levels.
She and her husband, Tom, have raised two sons while continuing to live in the Santa Rosa area.
Mike Grabowski came to the Santa Rosa AJ Department in August 2003 from Houston, Texas with an extensive background as a practitioner and academic in the field of criminal justice. His field experience includes policing, probation, corrections and parole. His previous teaching experience was at the community college and university levels. Mike has worked patrol, investigations, and supervision. He was also a law enforcement academy instructor and director.
As a Texas peace officer, Mike achieved TCLEOSE Master Peace Officer, Instructor, and Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator (SAVIC) instructor status. His corrections employment includes tenure with the Texas Department of Corrections as an investigator and parole officer.
Mike is currently a doctoral candidate at Prairie View A & M University in the School of Juvenile Justice. He has a Master's degree from the University of Houston Clear-Lake and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University. Mike has presented papers at numerous professional conferences nationwide. His research interests include juvenile delinquency, policing issues, and crimes against children.