The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Correction Services workers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. While the primary mission of corrections is protection of the public, many in this field are involved with the treatment, education, and reintegration of offenders.
Emergency and Fire Management Services workers help protect the public by rapidly responding to a variety of emergencies. They may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries, or perform other vital functions.
Law Enforcement Services workers protect lives and property. Law enforcement officers have duties that range from controlling traffic to preventing and investigating crimes. They maintain order; enforce laws and ordinances; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; present evidence in court; serve legal documents for the court system; and apprehend, arrest, and process prisoners.
Legal Services workers affect nearly every aspect of our society. Workers in the Legal Services pathway form the backbone of this vital system, linking it to society in many ways. For this reason, they hold positions of great responsibility and are obligated to adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Security and Protective Services workers often work in public buildings protecting property by inspecting people and packages entering and leaving the building.