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/CPR
  • Health Care Provider
  • ICS-100 introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-711 National Information Management Systems (NIMS)
  • APCO 911 Basic Telecommunicator Certification

George Byington

Program Instructor
gbyington@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC

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 and beyond)

Homeland Security/F.B.I./U.S. Marshals
Forensic Psychology