Public Safety

Want to investigate different career paths you could take? This program is just right for you as you get to investigate the different fields of public safety. Explore and perform operations such as crime scene investigations, threat assessment, response to criminal complaints, fire services and more.

In this program you will:

  • Fire academy, driving fire trucks
  • Guest speakers from the bomb squad, drug dealer officer, deputy, IM Safe, CMU Muslim Association to name a few.
  • Prepares you for working with diverse groups of people like you would in law enforcement
  • Milo range training
  • Many field trips (FBI, secret service, jails, prisons, driving academy)
  • Big end of year trip: MI State Police Office Training Academy
  • Earn up to 9 college credits
  • Internships
  • Many different job opportunities (canine officer, 911 dispatcher, paramedic, fire fighter, police officer, SWAT officer, etc.)

What You Will Do

  • Perform operations such as crime scene investigation, threat assessment, response to criminal complaints, and fire services in a unique training facility.
  • Examine state and federal laws and the critical roles of police, courts, and corrections in the criminal justice system.
  • Strengthen your mind and body through physical training, effective self-defense tactics, and use of force situations in a virtual environment.

Program Highlights

2nd Year Internship Opportunity In your second year of being at the Career Center, you have opportunities to apply for an internship. Public safety helps you further your education and your knowledge about the different career paths.
Hands-on Work There is still traditional classroom work with books, tests, and presentations, but there is also a lot of hands-on work where you are able to experience the career field of public safety.
Further Education After leaving the program, you will be prepared to further your education at a college or trade school.
Real-life Experiences All of the instructors in the program are experienced in the field and will provide you with a variety of projects and skills that you’ll use in the future.
Teamwork Much of the classwork you do within the program helps you learn about teamwork, collaboration, and developing long lasting friendships.
Future Personal Use Even if public safety is not your career choice, the training you earn here will benefit you in the future in learning a few selfdefense skills, laws of Michagan and a better understanding of the field.
Strengthen your Body and Mind Throughout the program, you learn self defense mechanisms that will help strengthen your mind and body that can help you in future situations.

What Students Are Saying

We did a lot of cool hands on things while learning about law enforcement, and Mr. J made all the learning fun. —Zach

A fantastic, intriguing, and fun class, great environment, and great instruction. —Kayce

This is the most challenging, but rewarding class if you love the criminal justice field. Lots of book work, but plenty of fun and experience to go with it! —Tabbytha