Law & Public Safety

The first class at the Monmouth County Vocational Technical School District's Law and Public Safety Academy pose for a group photograph with their instructors and business partners from regional law enforcement organizations

Students interested in law and public safety careers get a head-start at NJ county vocational-technical schools by earning public safety certifications during their high school careers.

Students have opportunities to earn certifications such as CPR, Firefighter I, First Aid, First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Emergency Dispatch Operator,.

Along the way, they are busy learning about forensic science, rescue operations, and emergency procedures.

It’s a great way to prepare for college and careers in this field.

Here are some of the career pathways in this industry:

  • Attorney
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Firefighter
  • Homeland Security Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Officer at the Federal, State, County or Municipal Level
  • Security Specialist
    • Corrections Officer
    • FBI Agent
    • Forensic Scientist
    • International Security Specialist
    • Legal Services Specialist
      Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools Law and Public Safety Academy students preparing for careers with state-of-the-art police cars and other equipment
      An Ocean County Sheriff's officer demonstrates fingerprinting techniques to an Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools law and public safety student
      Salem County Technical Schools Law and Public Safety Academy students practice backboarding techniques with a dummy

      For students and parents:

      To see the law and public safety programs offered by the county vocational-technical school in your county, find your school.

      For more information about careers in law and public safety:

      Check out videos on various career pathways in law, public safety and security at NJCareerConnections.

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