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Law, Public Safety, & Security

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Career Cluster Overview

Do you like the idea of protecting people? Can you work in the face of danger? Do you want to help people figure out the legal system?

Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or you might provide fire protection as a firefighter. Others provide legal services to people who commit crimes. You might advise clients of their legal rights or research legal procedures to support court cases.


Middle School CTE Courses
  • Digital Information Technology (BTMS, ITMS) 
High School CTE Courses
  • Criminal Justice Operations (MHS) 
  • Emergency Planning and Response (FPCHS) 
  • Introduction to Firefighting (FPCHS)
Postsecondary Certificates
  • Emergency Medical Technician (FTC) 
  • Firefighter II 
  • Public Safety Telecommunications
Associate Degrees
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Computer-Related Crime Investigations 
  • Crime Scene Technician
Bachelor Degrees
  • Law Studies 
  • Criminal Justice
Industry Certifications
  • Microsoft Office Specialist 
  • Accredited Legal Professional 
  • Emergency Medical Responder 
  • Firefighter 1
Clubs and Activities to Explore
  • SkillsUSA
  • STEM/Science Club
  • Police Explorers 
  • Science Fairs
  • Mock Trial 
  • Debate Club