Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement / Public Safety Career Pathway

Careers in criminal justice. law enforcement and public safety offer a diverse set of opportunities. Employment options can include service at numerous government levels, or for private companies providing these services.

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety Career Pathways allow for the individual to build a career on the local, state, or federal level. Many job opportunities exist in this field from 911 dispatcher and security guard, peace officer, detective and criminal investigator, special agent, and supervisory roles like division head or chief. Studies show that an associate degree is a common requirement for entrance and advancement in the law enforcement field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average growth for law enforcement professionals through 2015. Job openings for 911 dispatchers, security guards, correctional officers and jailers, police and sheriff patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators, and first line managers of these professions are expected to be plentiful in Georgia.

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The Early College Program is a unique opportunity for the high school student to earn college credit while also satisfying high school graduation requirements. Altamaha Technical College is here to help lead the way to a smooth, seamless college experience. To participate, high school students need to communicate with their high school counselor and coordinate admissions requirements with the College. Parental permission is also required. Program graduates receive a Law Enforcement Investigations Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit and are eligible to continue their college education in Criminal Justice Technology for a diploma or an associate degree with Altamaha Technical College.

Law Enforcement Investigations Assistant

The Law Enforcement Investigations Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in local law enforcement agencies. This certificate emphasizes criminal justice, corrections, and principles of law enforcement.

Curriculum Credit Hours
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5
CRJ 104 Principles of Law Enforcement 5
CRJ 162 Methods of Criminal Investigation 5
CRJ 163 Investigations & Presentation 3
CRJ 202 Introduction to Constitutional Law 5

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    As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Glynn County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.

    The Glynn County School System offers career and technical education programs at Brunswick High School, the Golden Isles College & Career Academy and Glynn Academy. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education opportunities and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. The following programs are being offered this year: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Construction; Arts, A/V & Technology & Film; Graphic Design & Communications; Business Management & Administration; Education & Training; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing; Family & Community Services; Information Technology (Digital Design, Computer Programming); Metals (Welding, Precision Machining); Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM); Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; and Collision Repair.

    All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

    For general information about these programs, contact:

    Senetra S. Haywood, Director
    Career and Technical Education
    Glynn County Schools
    Golden Isles College & Career Academy
    4404 Glynco Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31525
    (912) 267-4100 ext. 1512
    shaywood@glynn.k12.ga.us