Public Safety/Criminal Justice

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.

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.

Program Instructor

June Kelly

June Kelly began her teaching career with the Vermont Police Academy, as an in-service training instructor teaching various police skills. In the fall 2019, she wasprivileged to come teach at Stafford Technical Center. She graduated from the St. Michael’s College with a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Trinity College with a B.A. in Sociology/Criminal Justice. She has been involved in policing for more than 30 years
serving in Vermont and during her law enforcement career, she served as a police officer, deputy sheriff, detective, and Sergeant. She served as the Assistant Director at the Vermont Police Academy for over 10 years. June is a graduate of the 172nd session of the FBI National Academy. She enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

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770-1416

 

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


NameBusiness
Sheriff Stephen BernardRutland County Sheriff’s Department
Lt. Kevin Geno Rutland County Sheriff’s Department
Mark Stockton Stockton Security
Mike DavidsonDepartment Of Liquor Control
Tom CurranDepartment Of Liquor Control
Sgt. BandyVT Army National Guard

Dual Enrollments/College Credits

College credits through the Community College of Vermont for Introduction to Criminal Justice

Certifications

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


JobsAverage Salary
Private Security$24,680
Forensics$56,320
Emergency Medical Services$31,980
Firefighter$46,870
Military$30,000 – $100,000
Law Enforcement$60,270

*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