Law Enforcement Information Technology

Objective of Field

A 360 degree approach exposing students to the diversity of employment opportunities in the area of criminal justice and homeland security.


Job Duties

  • Patrol
  • Enforce local and state criminal and vehicular law
  • Traffic control
  • Crime prevention and education
  • Maintain public order
  • Prisoner transport
  • Emergency radio operations
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Handling evidence

Certification Tests

  • APCO Emergency Tele-communicator
  • PATH
  • OC Pepper Spray
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Fire Safety

Planned Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (College Credit)
  • Crime Scene Documentation  (NIJ Module)
  • Evidence Collection
  • Defensive Tactics, Weapon Retention, Self Defense
  • Criminal Laws and Procedures
  • Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Traffic Stops
  • Drug and DUI Enforcement
  • Terrorism and Rapid Deployment
  • Nation Incident Management System
  • Emergency Tele-Communicator
  • Corrections
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Accident Investigations

Employment/Job Outlook

Forensic Science Technicians will have a 13% increase in demand by 2014 in PA.  Probation and Corrections Officers will have a 6% increase in demand by 2014 in PA. 

Legal Occupations will have a 10% increase in demand by 2014 in PA.  Police Officers and Deputy Sheriffs will have a 6% increase in demand by 2014 in PA

Entry Level

Higher Education Options

911 Dispatcher
Private Security
Corrections Officer

Municipal Police Officer Education and Training
Commission Act 120 Police Academy
2-Year Associates Degree in Criminal Justice
4-Year Degree in Criminal Justice
Administration of Justice Forensic Science


How to find out more

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Additional Info

Recommendations for Success

  • Effective communication skills including tact and diplomacy
  • Community and customer focus
  • A sense of personal responsibility, integrity, and resilience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A confident and calm manner
  • Proficient literacy skills so that you can accurately record details
  • Work in all types of weather conditions
  • Team working skills and the ability to work independently
  • Good attendance and participation
  • Attention to detail
  • Act as a role model for all students
  • Self discipline