Prepare for employment in law enforcement, corrections, and paralegal services.
Police Officers protect citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic. They also conduct criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects, file reports, and testify in court when necessary. Police officers need to maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, and pursuing continuing education. Many police officers are assigned to monitor college campuses, train stations, high schools, and other public facilities.
Paralegals support lawyers by maintaining, drafting documents, and organizing files, calling on legal witnesses, maintaining a legal library and more. They may work for a family law office, corporate legal department, company in-house counsel, personal injury attorney, real estate attorney, and many other types of lawyers.
Correctional officers oversee inmates to ensure they are safe, secure, and supervised. They do so by enforcing outlined rules and regulations. This might include inspecting cells, writing incident reports, and restraining inmates. Most correctional officers are employed by county, state, or federal agencies in jails or prisons. Correctional officers must be alert, decisive, and have good judgment.