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.
June Kelly began her teaching career with the Vermont Police Academy, as an in-service training instructor teaching various police skills. She started teaching at Stafford Technical Center in August 2019. She is a graduate of St. Michael’s College with an M.Ed. in Curriculum, and Trinity College with a B.A. in Sociology/Criminal Justice. She has been involved in Vermont policing for more than 30 years 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.
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 David J. Fox||Rutland County Sheriff’s Department|
|Bill Lovett||Rutland City Fire Department|
|Lt. Kevin Geno||Rutland County Sheriff’s Department|
|Lt. Michael Dion||Vermont State Police|
|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||$35,400|
|Law Enforcement||$65, 170|
*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