Law, Public Safety & Security
Set the Bar High
Do you dream of making the world a safer, more just place? If so, a career in law and criminal justice could be what you're looking for. Dive into courses designed with input from criminal justice and community experts
Which pathway is offered?
Criminal Justice—People depend on police officers and detectives to protect their lives and property. This pathway exposes students to the range of duties required of law enforcement officers, including maintaining order, enforcing laws and ordinances, issuing traffic summonses, investigating accidents, presenting evidence in court, serving legal documents for the court system, and apprehending, arresting, and processing prisoners.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Police, fire, & ambulance dispatcher
- Police & patrol officer
- Animal control officer
- Customs and border protection officer
- Marine enforcement officer
- Fingerprint identification technician
- Railroad police
- Customs inspectors
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.