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Public Safety

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


Jeff Smith

Public Safety Instructor


Career Opportunities

Entry Level

  • Corrections Officer
  • 911 Dispatcher


  • Police Officer/Highway Patrol Officer/Sherriff’s Deputy
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent


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