Field Placement

Field Placement is designed to allow seniors in Criminal Justice the opportunity to gain practical field experience prior to graduation. In order to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, seniors must register for the field placement class (CJ 4095), which requires 112 hours of internship work with a chosen agency and a culminating essay that incorporates the student's internship experience with knowledge gained throughout their classes in Criminal Justice. Students should meet with the field placement coordinator prior to the semester in which they wish to register for field placements in order to secure placement at an agency.

The following is a list of agencies where students have been placed:

On Campus

School of Criminal Justice Center for Criminal Justice Research
University of Cincinnati Police Department

Local Police Departments

  • Cincinnati Police Dept. (must go through course instructor)
  • Colerain Township
  • Forest Park
  • City of Hamilton
  • Mt. Healthy
  • Newport
  • Norwood
  • Sharonville
  • Springdale
  • Terrace Park
  • Union Township
  • Clermont County Sheriff
  • Hamilton County Sheriff

Federal Agencies

  • Washington DC Internships (through the Washington Center 700 Swift Hall)

Court & Law

  • Butler Co. Juvenile Court
  • Cincinnati Prosecutor's Office
  • Federal District Court
  • Hamilton Co. Juvenile Court
  • Hamilton Co. Pretrial Services
  • Warren Co. Pretrial Services


  • Hamilton Co. Probation Dept.
  • Talbert House
  • River City Correctional Facility
  • Hillcrest Training School
  • Lighthouse Youth Services
  • Ohio Dept. of Youth Services
  • Volunteers of America

If you would like further information or have questions, please contact:

BRIAN PACK, MS, Doctoral Candidate
School of Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati
550.19 Teachers-Dyer Complex
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389

For Clermont College Field Placement information, please contact:

BRUCE GIBSON, Assistant Academic Director
4200 Clermont College Drive
Student Services Center, Suite 235
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 558-3037

Advising hours by appointment only. Please call for an appointment.