Phone: 609-654-0200 ext. 8500


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joseph Latigona

Position: Teacher of Criminal Justice

Background: I am an Army veteran and have a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Criminal Justice from Rowan University. I am also a retired police officer after 25 years of service with the Medford Township Police Department. I have been part of the BCIT family since 2001 and the most enjoyable years of my career include 10 years as a School Resource Officer with BCIT and the Lenape School Districts.

Additional Info: The criminal justice program focuses on the entire criminal justice system, its organizational components, and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. The program includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.  This four-year multi-level program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety areas such as local, state, and federal law enforcement, the penal system, firefighting, 9-1-1 telecommunications, emergency medicine, forensic science, emergency management, loss prevention, and private security.