Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

The Law, Public Safety and Security Cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Renewed national interest in public safety and security should help expand opportunities for employment in the Law, Public Safety and Security Cluster. Numerous job openings will stem from employment growth attributable to the desire for increased corporate, industrial and homeland security. Also, a more security-conscious society and concern about drug-related crimes should contribute to the increasing demand.

2014-15 Programs of Study

Law Enforcement Services

Law Enforcement Services prepares students for a range of careers in law enforcement, crime scene analysis, forensic science, public safety, and criminal justice. Course content emphasizes procedures and laws governing the application of justice in the United States, from constitutional rights to crisis scenario management to the elements of criminal investigations. Upon completion of this POS, students will be equipped with strong knowledge and skill preparation for postsecondary or career opportunities in many law- and justice-related fields.

Course Standards

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

Fire Management Services

The Fire Management Services program of study is designed for students interested in becoming a firefighter or fire management professional. The sequence of courses provides comprehensive preparation in firefighter safety, fire behavior, building construction guidelines, use of firefighter equipment, safety with hazardous materials, and more. Upon completion of this POS, students will have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a Firefighter I, and will be prepared, after graduation, to further their instruction at a training facility.

Course Standards

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

1Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.

Legal and Correction Services

Legal and Correction Services is designed for students interested in the legal aspects of law, public safety, and corrections. In this program of study, course content covers a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the criminal court system process, with particular emphasis on the elements and procedures of the justice system. Upon completion of this POS, students will be prepared to pursue advanced study in law and criminal justice, or to enter a variety of careers in law enforcement, public safety, and corrections.

Course Standards

*Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.

1Satisfies ½ credit of U.S. Government required for graduation.

CTE Standards Reform: Phase II Resources for 2014-15

Last Update: June 5, 2014