Your Future Begins Here.

Legal and Protective Services

The Legal and Protective Services Program at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School provides students with the opportunity to take part in a course of study that combines rigorous academics with unique, real-life learning opportunities.  After completing the program, students will be prepared to enter the workforce or college in the areas of law enforcement, public safety, and/or legal services.  The emphasis on practical learning will give students a competitive edge in a wide variety of employment areas when entering college or the workforce.

Units of Study:

•  Introduction to Law
•    Criminal Procedure  
•    Police Officers, Military Personnel, and other LPS Occupations  
•    Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation
•    Emergency Services  
•    Ethics and Legal Services
•    Federal Legal Services and National Security  
•    Constitutional Law 
•    Advanced Policing Tactics
•    Criminology  
•    Civil Law  
•    Cybercrime, Surveillance, and Technology  
•    Psychology
•    Rosetta Stone Spanish
•    Constitutional Law
•    Legal Research and Writing  

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Available Certifications

  • 911 Tele-Communicator
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) - Pending
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • OSHA
  • iSafe
  • NIMS (National Incident Management System)
  • Youth Cart (Pending)
  • Certificate of Introductory Paralegal Studies
  • Massachusetts Online Ethics Certification

Articulation Agreements

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGEDivision of Business and Professional Studies: A student from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School will be awarded three (3) credits towards CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, if all requirements of the agreement are met.

Would you like to learn more?

Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 9:00 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour or to speak with a member of the Admissions Team.

Your Future Begins Here.

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Analyze and Interpret Laws
  • Collect and Analyze Forensic Evidence
  • Conduct Investigative and Police Procedures
  • Conduct Surveillance
  • Demonstrate Interviewing Techniques
  • Demonstrate Appropriate Use of Force and Self-Defense Strategies
  • Draft Legal Documentation
  • Explain the Firearms Classification System
  • Identify and Analyze Ethical Issues in the Field of Criminal Justice
  • Identify and Analyze Issues Relative to Constitutional Law and Jurisdiction
  • Identify and Manage Hazards at a Crime Scene
  • Identify Topics Relative to the Field of Criminology
  • Identify the Structure of the United States Court System
  • Investigate Cyber Crimes
  • Research Laws
  • Secure and Process a Crime Scene
  • Utilize Approved First Responder Techniques

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Armed Services
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Officer
  • Emergency Responder / EMS Worker
  • FBI Agent
  • Firefighter
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Forensic Technician
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • Law Clerk
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service
  • Security Guard
  • Sheriff
  • Social Worker
  • Victim/Witness Advocate

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • EMT
  • Fire Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Liberal Arts: Legal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Paramedic
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety/Emergency Management
  • Sociology