This program is designed for students who want to learn what it takes to become a law enforcement officer; wear the gear of a firefighter; understand the diversity of the correctional system; examine the duty of the courts and collect and examine evidence like a forensic investigator. Through hands on skill building, guest speakers, field trips and career exploration projects, students investigate the variety of career opportunities available to them in public safety and criminal justice while earning industry recognized credentials through the Federal Emergency Management Institute.
Local/State/Federal Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections, Private Security, Forensics, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighter, Military
What We Do
Course objectives are covered through: guest speakers, field trips, career exploration projects, lecture and class discussion, project based learning, and simulated crime scene activities and patrol procedure scenarios.
Debra Perkins began her teaching career with Stafford Technical Center in the fall 2013. She graduated from the College of St. Joseph with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership. She has been a Law Enforcement Officer for more than 20 years, serving as a West Virginia State Trooper for 9 years and the remainder as a Rutland City Police Officer. During her law enforcement career, she served as a Polygrapher, Detective, Accreditation Manager and a Patrol Sergeant. Deb is a graduate of the 243rd session of the FBI National Academy. She enjoys camping, hiking, and gardening.
Rebecca Heibler, Class of 2015
It’s a once in a lifetime chance to learn a trade/skill in something you enjoy and it’s all paid for. You can come out of school with a better chance to land your dream job. Take a chance and attend Stafford!
Program Advisory Committee
|Sheriff Stephen Bernard||Rutland County Sheriff’s Department|
|Lt. Michael Studin||Vermont State Police|
|Lt. Kevin Geno||Rutland County Sheriff’s Department|
|Mark Stockton||Stockton Security|
|Mike Davidson||Department Of Liquor Control|
|Tom Curran||Department Of Liquor Control|
|Sgt. Bandy||VT Army National Guard|
Dual Enrollments/College Credits
College credits through the Community College of Vermont for Introduction to Criminal Justice
American Heart Association HeartSaver® First Aid/CPR with AED, Industry recognized Credentials earned through online coursework from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.
Average Career Salaries
|Emergency Medical Services||$31,980|
|Military||$30,000 – $100,000|
*Average Salaries taken from the Department of Labor (dol.gov).
Requirements For This Program
Recommended Prerequisites: able to perform customary measurement; ability to perform physical labor/activities on the job site and in classroom; ability to work well with others; effective communication skills; commitment to avoid unlawful and delinquent behavior
Reading Level of course materials: Grade 10
Scales for standards assessed in this program may be found here