Public Safety: Law Enforcement

  • Teena Calkin - Instructor

    Ms. Calkin has a Type M Teaching Certificate and is a certified Medic First Aid CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor. She has spent 3 years as a loss prevention officer, 10+ years SOA DOC probation/parole, 5 years Law Enforcement Explorers, 16 years Court Appointed Special Advocate and has over 250 hours of varied training in criminal justice. She pursues ongoing training in the FBI Citizens Academy.


    Grade level 11-12.  Public Safety and Security Must have completed Criminal Justice with a “C” or better and have the recommendation of the instructor. This is a second semester to Criminal Justice.


    Why take this course?

    • A dynamic, physical fitness that allows you a peek into the world of policing and its support systems
    • A fun way to learn technical writing skills
    • Love CSI, Law & Order, and NCIS? This class will show you what the real world of policing, investigations and more is all about


    Criminal Justice students learn to work as part of a professional criminal justice team. Students will study the history of the criminal justice system, the three components: law enforcement, courts, and corrections, and how they work together, as well as the various role expectations within those three components. In addition to legal terminology, students will also study basic interview techniques, crime scene investigation including photography, basic fingerprinting techniques, report writing, courtroom presentation and basic firearms safety.
    Students can participate in Skills USA competitions in Criminal Justice or CSI with practices after school.


    Students in this program are evaluated on the basis of attendance, professionalism, mastery of skills, written test scores, daily progress and community work service. Community work service is a requirement with 20 hours of activities preferably related to the justice or social system in some way. Certain class projects can be used as community work service hours. This class includes guest speakers and related field trips



    Credits and Certifications

    1.5 Elective

    FEMA ICS 100, 200, 800 & 700 (if time allows)


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