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criminal justice


Careers in the criminal justice field are both rewarding and demanding. Students will be able to explore options in this field in rigorous hands-on and classroom-based learning activities. The program features use of some of the most current technology found in the profession, including crime-scene investigation and suspect identification tools and firearms simulation equipment. Internships with criminal justice professionals in the local community are also available.

This is a two year program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career and financial management, English, participation in government and science.

Sample units of study include criminal/procedural law and criminology, police professionalism, emergency care, human relations, vehicle and traffic law, criminal investigations, firearm familiarization, patrol procedures and advanced security procedures.

Career opportunities include police officer, military police, human services, retail security, U.S. Customs, state park police, industrial security, paralegal and probation/parole.

We have articulation agreements with Bryant & Stratton, Herkimer County Community College, Jefferson County Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College and SUNY Canton.

Teachers at The Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center:

Darcy Pitkin: dpitkin@boces.com

Jeff Scofield: jscofiel@boces.com

Teacher at the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center:

Don Neddo: dneddo@boces.com