Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Programs We Offer


There are local and federal agencies as well as public places that need law enforcement or security staff to share the responsibility of keeping people safe. Common law enforcement duties include patrolling assigned areas, conducting traffic stops, monitoring unlawful activities, making arrests and preparing court cases.

Labor Market Information

Employment of police officers is projected to grow 5 percent by 2028, but the demand for employment will vary depending on location. Police officers make $58K per year on average in the DC metro area. Entry level jobs require some college but no degree. And there are 1,624 job openings annually in the DC metro area. For more information on LMI data click here.

Industry Certifications You Can Earn

  • First Course First Aid and CPR

Course Sequence

Principles of Law, Public Safety and Corrections & Security

Law Enforcement I

Law Enforcement II

Practicum in Law, Public Safety and Corrections & Security

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