Security, law enforcement and the criminal justice field are central to sound management of public and private enterprise.
Whether planning for a career as a trooper or cop or private investigator, the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Criminal Justice Program can get you to the first rung or higher of the career ladder in criminal justice.
Careers in the field include law enforcement officer at local, state or federal level, Information technology security manager, forensic technician, security or protection system manager, corrections officer, court or security officer, environmental officer, private investigator, bail enforcement officer, etc.
Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there
Open to juniors and seniors, the Criminal Justice program teaches students about the history, theory, practices and recent developments in these professions. They learn about police, court and prison systems, operation of security and protection programs, and procedures in public, commercial and residential settings.
Hands-on learning teaches patrolling and investigative skills, including radio use, note-taking, evidence gathering, and dealing with safety hazards and emergency situations, as well as lifting fingerprints, photographing and diagramming crime scenes. Criminal Justice students also study civil and criminal law. Students completing the program may enter the profession or continue their education at college or law enforcement or protection academies. Those who are age 18 or older may test for New York State Security Officer certification.
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