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Academy of Law and Public Safety (52)
Monmouth County Vocational School District (64)
The Law Enforcement curriculum is designed to prepare high school students for careers in the field of criminal justice. Students are challenged to achieve in an integrated curriculum environment that is carried out by a team of math, science, English, history, physical education and three law enforcement teachers. The complete program is two years in length, enrolling juniors and seniors in high school.
Field experiences and work-based learning provide student experiences in various law enforcement settings throughout the county. Forensic science, chemistry and statistics are taught through “hands-on” planned projects. Project studies include: identifying fingerprints, hair and fiber analysis, handwriting analysis, and soil analysis
Detail oriented. Law enforcement officers must follow specific policies and procedures when carrying out their daily duties.
Interpersonal skills. Law enforcement officers must work closely with co-workers, victims, and the community. Sometimes victims and suspects are highly stressed, and the law enforcement officer must be sensitive to their emotions, as well as de-escalating incidents.
Listening skills. Law enforcement officers must have good listening skills. They need to follow orders and directions from superior officers. They need to listen to people and conduct tasks such as a crime scene investigation.
Organizational skills. Law enforcement officers must have excellent organizational skills. They should have the paperwork in place for
investigations and court.
ALPS Admissions Prerequisites
Two years of History (World and US History 1)
At least one year of World Language
At least one year of Lab Science
Two years of English
Two year of Physical Education/Health
Visual and Performing Arts Requirement
|Law Enforcement 1||15 credits|
|English 11||5 credits|
|Math 11||5 credits|
|History 11||5 credits|
|Lab Science 11||5 credits|
|PE & Health 11||5 credits|
|Law Enforcement 2||15 credits|
|English 12||5 credits|
|Math 12||5 credits|
|History 12||5 credits|
|Lab Science 12||5 credits|
|PE & Health 12||5 credits|
|Farleigh Dickinson University:|
|CRIM 1101||3 credits|
|PADM 4560||3 credits|
|CRIM 1108||3 credits|
|TOTAL COLLEGE:||9 credits|
|Brookdale Community College*:|
|English Com: The Writing Process^||3 credits|
|US History^||6 credits|
|Anatomy ^||4 credits|
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