Public Safety & Security Services Class Information

Length of Course

1 Year

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Career Planning
Oral Communication Skills
Written Communication Skills
Correction Systems
Private Security
Specialized Federal Services
Leadership Activities
The Evolution of Law Enforcement
Safety Precautions and Procedures
First Aid Procedures
Investigative Procedures
Police Proficiency Skills (MCOLES)
Role of Law, Public Safety in Economy
Leadership Styles for the Workplace
Specialized Local /Mixed Government Services
Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
Computers and Related Equipment

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Organizational Structure
Professional Standards including Ethics and Legal Responsibility
Safety, Health and Environment
Public Safety Branches
Law and Legal System
Public Relations
Career Development
Workplace Technology
Problem Solving/Investigations
Leadership and Team Work
Applied Academics in Law and Public Safety

Unique to Public Safety & Security Services

Students will have the opportunity to participate in work experience and co-op. A background check will be required.


  • CPR
  • First Aid

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.

Student Leadership

Public Safety & Security Services students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in SkillsUSA