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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Cop by cop car CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS OBTAIN THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS applicable to a variety of public safety careers with a direct pathway to criminal justice, private security, and corrections professions.  Specialized classroom and practical learning are directed by law enforcement professionals representing local and federal agencies. Because a large number of Career Center Criminal Justice
students graduate then enroll in a two- or fouryear college or university, academic excellence is stressed. Additionally, a Forensic Science elective class is available where you can learn beginning and advanced investigative techniques.

Criminal Justice Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Law enforcement
  • Safety
  • Investigation
  • Ethics
  • Human relations
  • Equipment training

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Border patrol officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Forensic technician
  • Military police
  • Private investigator
  • Security officer 
  • Transportation security administration officer

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Federal law enforcement officer
  • Police officer
  • Probation or parole officer

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • National Incident Management
  • Systems
  • CPR & First Aid
  • AED
  • OC (pepper spray)
  • ASP baton

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Central State University
  • Hocking College

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • SkillsUSA CTSO Competitions
  • Special Event Public Safety Practice

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Police, fire & ambulance dispatcher: $35,540-$49,850
  • Police patrol officer: $27,420-$72,840
  • Police identification & records officers: $51,560-$83,120
  • Transportation safety screeners: $37,670-$42,730

Contact Teacher

John Demmitt, Criminal Justice instructor at [email protected]
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