Law Enforcement Pathway

  • Law Enforcement
    Law enforcement officers in the United States have a variety of job titles. They may be called police officers, detectives, special agents, fish and game wardens, criminal investigators, sheriffs or state troopers. They work for law enforcement agencies operating at the local, state or federal level. One thing they all have in common is the responsibility to protect citizens and their property, apprehend suspects and enforce the law.

    Duties vary by agency, the size of the department, assignment and experience. Uniformed officers, whether they work for a police department, state wildlife division, county sheriff’s department or highway patrol, typically cruise an assigned area. While on patrol, officers look for suspicious or illegal activity, respond to calls for assistance and provide first aid to injured people, if needed. Special agents, detectives and criminal investigators are normally not in uniform. Depending on assignment, they may secure and investigate a crime scene, interview witnesses, interrogate suspects or conduct research to compile evidence. Sheriffs and their deputies may serve subpoenas or eviction notices in some jurisdictions or provide security for the county courthouse. All law enforcement officers must record evidence or statements, prepare reports and testify in court.


    • Principles of Public Service
    • Police Patrol
    • Forensics and Criminal Investigations
    • Core Forensics  

Career Technical Student Organizations

  • Career Technical Student Organizations are a critical component of all career technical education programs. Collision Repair students will be afforded the opportunity to join local, state, and national SkillsUSA.

    SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

    Students who join SkillsUSA will have the opportunity to participate in various competitive events at local, state, and national levels, as well as, participate in leadership development conferences, and service learning projects.

Contact Us

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    Burnie Stedham
    Law Enforcement Instructor
    Phone: 256.852.2170 ext 66032