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    CRIMINAL JUSTICE

     

    43.0107  CRIMINAL JUSTICE/POLICE SCIENCE

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Criminal Justice Program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills that relate to performing entry-level duties as a patrolman, corrections officer, juvenile officer, security officer and probation officer.  The course stresses patrol and related duties such as traffic and crowd control, the American legal system, techniques used in the police laboratory and training in emergency and disaster situations.  Also stressed is physical development with a strong emphasis on self-defense and the building of self-confidence.  Investigatory techniques such as interviewing and evidence gathering, report writing, a study of juvenile law and procedure, the techniques of crime prevention, the criminal process from arrest through conviction and procedural matters affecting law enforcement such as arrest, search and seizure and legal principles developed in information lessons are utilized in supervised simulated situations. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.
     
     

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Personal Protective

       Equipment

    CPR Mannequin

    Handcuffs

    Law Enforcement Gear Belts

    Police Patrol Officer

    Security Officer

    Correctional Officer

    Police, Fire and

       Ambulance Dispatchers

    Forensic Evidence Technician

    Physical Stamina and

       Strength

    Weight Lifting

    Walking

    Good Hand and Eye

       Coordination

    Problem Solving Skills

    Ability to Work

       Independently and in

       a Team

    Patience

    Endurance

    Good Communication

       Skills

     
    CAREERS:
     
    Bailiffs

    Corrections Officers & Jailers

    Police Detectives

    Police & Sheriff's Patrol

    Private Detectives and Investigators

     



    Certifications available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    Certificate of Training - Recognition and

       Identification of Hazardous Materials   (HAZMAT)

    Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

    First Aid

    American Red Cross

    Adult CPR

    American Red Cross

    AED Essentials

    American Red Cross

    Certified Protection Officer, CPO  International Foundation for Protection Officers