Law and Public Safety
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate basic first aid and CPR procedures and incident-
management skills in emergency situations, be prepared for search and rescue operations, understand public and private security
responsibilities,analyze DUI enforcement and prosecution, distinguish the difference between crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors plus the punishments based on types of crime, and have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively in on-the-job situations
In year 1, students focus on the history of law and legal systems in the United States. Additionally, students will learn the importance of personal health and safety in the work environments associated with law and public safety. Students will also be introduced to the emergency services found in local communities and focus on corrections in the state of Mississippi, studying specifically how jails and prisons function.
Year 2 students will focus on specialized areas and topics within the law and public safety arena. Students will learn about these particular areas and examine the daily tasks and responsibilities of the professionals associated with them. Students will also have the opportunity to examine all areas of the military and the professions associated with each. Additionally, students will learn about emergency management, workplace skills and will have meaningful, relevant job-shadowing experiences with professionals.
FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) – measures incident-management competence
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) – educates participants about disaster preparedness
Presidential Youth Fitness Program – measures physical fitness through benchmarks; students must score at or above the 85th percentile on all required activities