USA: New program at Husson University for students who want to become environmental law enforcement professionals

Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to become park rangers, fish and game wardens or environmental protection and enforcement professionals

BANGOR — Husson University announced that it is launching a new certificate program in conservation law enforcement. Live on-campus classes for this new certificate program will begin on Aug. 30 as part of the upcoming fall 2021 semester.

“Our university’s reputation as a leading educator of law enforcement professionals is well established,” said John Michaud, director of Husson’s School of Legal Studies. “Expanding our offerings to include this certificate program builds on the solid legal and criminal justice education already available to students here at Husson. Individuals who earn this certificate will be well prepared for careers in environmental protection since they’ll learn from faculty members who have both academic expertise and professional experience in their discipline.”

One of these faculty members is Assistant Professor Lori Perez. Prior to joining Husson University, Perez was a faculty member and the chair of the conservation law enforcement program at Unity College. She also worked for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a federal wildlife officer stationed in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Maine.

Perez feels that the program at Husson offers distinct advantages for students. “This certificate is a great opportunity for students who are interested in protecting the natural resources and want to become a state game warden, national park ranger, marine patrol officer, U.S. Forest Service ranger or federal wildlife officer, to name a few.

Students who earn a bachelor of science in criminal justice with a certificate in conservation law enforcement can also apply to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as a tuition student while attending Husson University. This is beneficial for graduates interested in employment opportunities with the Maine State Warden Service or other law enforcement agencies.