CAREER AND COLLEGE PREP
Law & Public Safety
Set the Bar High
Do you dream of making the world a safer, more just place? If so, a career in public safety could be what you’re looking for. Dive into courses designed with input from criminal justice and community experts!
Which pathway is offered?
Law Enforcement Services—Students in this pathway learn what it takes to protect the lives and property of community members, including controlling traffic; preventing and investigating crimes; enforcing laws and ordinances; and apprehending, arresting, and processing suspected criminals.
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 Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
- International – Public Safety Telecommunication Dispatcher
- Security Guard Certification (Arizona Department of Public Safety)
- Psychological First Aid
- CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
- Arizona Technical Skills Assessment