Security and Law Enforcement

  • LOCATION:  Orleans Career and Technical Education Center
      Steve Browning


    LOCATION:  Niagara Career and Technical Education Center
    Instructors:  Jess Traver and Amber Croff

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    NOCTI certification available to all students.

    Crime is a fact of life.  It isn't going to go away and has generally shown an increase over the past several decades.  Public security may include federal, state, county and local police agencies, transportation and public housing agencies and prisons.  Private security may include bodyguards, shopping malls, hotel/motels, recreational, industrial plants and stores.  These are just a few of the many opportunities where security personnel find employment.  The course is open to all students interested in a career with the public or private security agencies. 


    1. To orient the student to the careers associated with Security and Law Enforcement.
    2. To introduce the student to the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections).
    3. To develop good work habits, including the ability to work well with others.
    4. To orient the student with equipment used by security and law enforcement personnel.
    5. To develop job skills necessary for employment. 


    During the two year course, students will not only receive instructional theory, but will also practice some methods of security.  Field trips to local courts, central police services, various law enforcement agencies and prisons will also be a part of the program.

    Security and Law Enforcement students have visited the following:

    Buffalo Federal Court House, Erie County Holding Center, Firing Range, Attica State Correctional Facility, Wende Correctional Facility, Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, Toronto Police Department/Skydome, Niagara County Jail, Federal/State/Local Courts and Kodak/Harrison Delphi Security.

    Students will get first-hand knowledge of the prison system with a question and answer session with inmates presently incarcerated in Attica and Wende.  The Community Awareness Program (CAP) and the Youth Assistance Program (Y.A.P.) enable students as well as college, church and various civic groups to engage in presentation, which effectively demonstrates an objective and accurate view of the facility, it's programs, the criminal justice system and problems that inmates face in preparation for re-entry into the community. 

    College Credits


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