Public Safety

Program Description

  • Learn law enforcement terminology, classification, and elements of crime
  • Discover how various court systems are used to judge and punish offenders
  • Collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scene such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis
  • Learn skills necessary to prevent, detect, and react to crime
  • Learn self-defense and subject control techniques, methods to conduct patrols, surveillance and traffic procedures
  • Demonstrate skills learned in basic first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and APCO 911 Basic Telecommunicator certification

Course Topics

  • Police Operations
  • American Criminal Justice System
  • Investigation and Forensics
  • Corrections
  • Probation and Parole
  • Homeland Security

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • First Aid
  • Health Care Provider
  • ICS-100 introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-711 National Information Management Systems (NIMS)
  • APCO 911 Basic┬áTelecommunicator Certification

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)
  • Corrections Officer
  • 911 Dispatcher
Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)
  • Police Officer/Highway Patrol Officer/Sherriff’s Deputy
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent
Professional (with Bachelor’s degree & beyond)
  • Homeland Security/F.B.I,/U.S. Marshals
  • Forensic Psychology

Program Instructor

George Byington
Sentinel CTC