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Criminal Justice & Public Safety


Criminal Justice and Public Safety programs provide students the opportunity to explore Crime Scene Investigation, Firefighting, Emergency Medical Technician and Law Enforcement. In Criminal Justice and Public Safety programs, students learn about the following topics.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • Understanding the structure and components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  • Exploring the role of various agencies and entities within the criminal justice system.

Law Enforcement

  • Basic principles of policing and law enforcement.
  • Police procedures, investigations, and crime scene management.
  • Use of technology in law enforcement, such as forensic tools and databases.

Legal Studies

  • An overview of constitutional law and the rights of individuals in the criminal justice system.
  • Criminal law and its application in the justice system.
  • Legal procedures, including arrest, search and seizure, and courtroom processes.

Public Safety and Emergency Services

  • Introduction to emergency management and response.
  • Understanding fire services, emergency medical services, and disaster preparedness.
  • Basics of incident command and coordination during emergencies.

Criminal Justice Ethics and Professionalism

  • Exploration of ethical considerations and professional conduct within the criminal justice field.
  • Understanding the importance of integrity, accountability, and fairness.

Crime Prevention and Community Policing

  • Strategies for crime prevention and community engagement.
  • Community-oriented policing and building positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Forensic Science

  • Introduction to forensic science principles and techniques.
  • Understanding how forensic evidence is collected, analyzed, and used in investigations.

Crisis Intervention

  • Techniques for responding to and managing crisis situations.
  • De-escalation strategies and conflict resolution.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Effective communication within the criminal justice field, including report writing and public speaking.
  • Interpersonal skills for working with diverse populations.

Technology in Criminal Justice

  • Use of technology in law enforcement and public safety, including surveillance, data analysis, and communication tools.

Physical Fitness

  • Understanding the importance of physical fitness.