Legal and Protective Services


Program Description
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
•    Co-op/Internship Seminar  
•    Legal Research and Writing  
•    Portfolio
•    Senior Project
•    Co-op/Internship

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors
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-Defence 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
911 Dispatcher
Armed Services
Border Patrol Agent
Computer Security Specialist
Corrections Officer
Court Officer
Emergency Responder / EMS Worker
FBI Agent
Fish & Game Warden
Forensic Technician
Homeland Security Officer
Law Clerk
Law Student
Loss Prevention Officer
Police Officer
Private Investigator
Probation Officer
Secret Service
Security Guard
Social Worker
Victim/Witness Advocate
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Science and Technology
Liberal Arts: Legal Studies
Paralegal Studies
Public Safety/Emergency Management

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: Pending