• Law, Public Safety & Security Career Cluster

    PUBLIC SAFETY

    Teacher: John Fala

    CIP Code: 43.9999

     

     


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    The Public Safety program is designed to prepare students for careers in four broad public safety areas: law enforcement, fire protection, emergency health services, and security and loss prevention. Students will study the following topics: criminal justice system including: juvenile justice and delinquency, corrections, and judiciary; police science including: investigative, patrol, traffic and crowd control procedures and forensics; physical and mental fitness including: self-discipline, defensive tactics, and arrest techniques; fire science including: prevention, firefighting, and rescue techniques; security and loss prevention as it applies to commercial, industrial and other corporate settings; vehicle and equipment use, maintenance, and safety. Through report writing and information retrieval, students will apply and refine their communication and computer skills.  The curriculum will include discussion and case studies on professionalism, ethics, cultural diversity, and conflict resolution.  Classroom and laboratory experiences will be held at both MBIT and the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center. This program provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue a two or four year college degree and ultimately a career in public safety

     

    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid

    FEMA Emergency Management Institute - National Incident Management System Level 100, 200, 700, and 800

    Firefighter I and Emergency Medical Technician

    Management of Aggressive Behavior 

    OCAT - Pepper Spray

    PPCI Expandable Baton 

    Practical and Tactical Handcuffing

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    CHI Institute

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Algebra I

    Basic computer skills

    Effective written and oral communication skills

    Emotional stability

    Physical and mental fitness

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $170)

    PA Criminal Record Check (approximately $10)

    Physical exam (at student’s expense)

     
    PSA Career Wheel