Law & Public Safety
Employment of police occupations is projected to grow 7% in the next 10 years.
In 2020 the median pay for a police officer was $67,920 per year or $32.35 per hour.
The median pay for correctional officers in 2020 was $47,440 per hour or $22.81 per year.
(Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Law and Public Safety is a program developed in partnership with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Students will learn the skills that they can apply to work in criminal justice or emergency management. Students learn emergency first aid care, understand the criminal justice system, gain a working knowledge of the United States Constitution, enhance their teamwork skills, build their physical fitness, and learn basic police procedures. The program also meets a student’s physical education (gym) requirements for high school education.
Basic skills, first aid, first responder training,
history of criminal justice, the U.S. Constitution
Police equipment and technology,
NJ traffic law, organization, report writing, organized crime
Civil vs. criminal law, dispatching, interrogation,
crime scene investigation, gathering & processing evidence
Controlled substances, criminal corrections system,
communicating with the public, guidelines for use of force
Classes meet for 3 periods/
2 hours per day, 5 days a week
Average number of new students
accepted per year: 12
Opportunity for professional certifications: YES
Public Safety Coordinator
John Jay College
Raritan Valley Community College
Seton Hall University
New Jersey National Guard
United States Coast Guard
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