Protective Services - Law Enforcement

  • Location: East Campus (Oley)
    Instructor: Todd Heckman
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    CIP Code: 43.0107

  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading proficiency is critical
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Must demonstrate a high level of emotional maturity
    Disciplinary record must be outstanding 
    Must demonstrate a pattern of respect and self control at all times
    Integrity & honesty
    Problem-solving / critical thinking skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Effective written and verbal communication skills
    Physical & mental fitness – self discipline
    Hand-eye coordination

    Career Pathways

    Safety Inspector / Specialist
    Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
    Security Officer


  • The Protective Services – Law Enforcement program provides students with a comprehensive public safety education. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency management. More specifically, students will study: criminal justice system, including juvenile justice and delinquency, corrections, and judiciary; law enforcement / police science including PA crimes and vehicle codes, criminal behavior, investigations and evidence/forensics, patrol, traffic and crowd control procedures; physical and mental fitness including self-discipline, defensive and arrest techniques and the use of force continuum; and emergency management.

    Students will apply and refine their communication and computer skills through report writing, research, and information retrieval. The curriculum will include discussions and case studies on professionalism, ethics, cultural diversity, and conflict resolution. The program combines lecture, practical application, and clinical experiences. Fire certification courses will be taught in partnership with Bucks County Community College. BCTC will provide both EMR and EMT certification coursework. These certification courses will be tuition free. Supervised field trips and clinical experiences will include fire and emergency services departments. This program provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue college and ultimately a career in public safety.

    Industry Certifications:

    EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
    First Responder
    Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness
    BLS Healthcare Provider
    Recognition & Identification of Hazardous Materials
    NIMS IS 100, 200, 700, 800 Series
    Emergency Response to Terrorism Basic Concepts
    Incident Command System
    Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB)
    Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT)
    PATH - Practical and Tactical Handcuffing
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification


    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    Industry certification testing fees - $75*

College Advanced Credits