Law, Public Safety & Security

Program Description

This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a student to pursue a career in law enforcement, emergency services, security and protective services, corrections, and legal services. Topics of study include criminal and family law, juvenile justice, search arrest, and interrogation, crime scene investigation, corrections, forensic science, emergency management, and written and verbal communication Students are trained in fingerprinting, handcuffing. breathalyzer testing, narcotics, vice, and accident investigations. Students will earn certification in First Aid and CPR and prepare to pass the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Physical Agility Test. Students will have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA, a national student organization. College credit may be earned at Delta College and Ferris State University,

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Michigan Law & Criminal Procedure/Juvenile Law
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Forensic Science
    Criminal Investigation
    Police Patrol & Operations
    Defensive Tactics
    Vehicle Crash Investigation
    Legal Research
    Technical Communications
    Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
    Mock Trial and Constitutional Law
    Crime Scene Investigation and Search and Seizure
    Handcuffing, Prisoner Control, Use of Deadly Force
    Interviewing, Interrogation, and Report Writing
    Living Wellness and Physical Fitness Training

Special Features

Students may participate in SkillsUSA, a national organization that provides opportunities to develop teamwork, personal leadership, and career skills valued by employers.
12th grade students will complete and present senior projects.
Participation in MCOLES Police Agility Testing.
Expert Speaker Series
Unpaid work experience
Co-op and Paid Work Experience may be available.


3.0 cr. Law, Public Safety & Security

Student Certifications

CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid
Personal Management & Employability Skills
CareerSafe Safety Education Training

Program Requirements

Text reading level: 12th grade
Good writing and speaking skills
Ability to participate in physical fitness and agility training
Ability to work effectively as a team member
Physical required for physical conditioning component of the program

Career Possibilities

Police Officer, Attorney, Corrections Officer, Parole / Probation Officer, Security Officer, Forensic Scientist, Evidence Technician, 911 Dispatcher, Crime Scene Investigation Detective, DNR Officer, Municipal Firefighter, Private Security Guard