Criminal Justice

Protecting the Public and Encouraging Safe Communities

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Students will explore opportunities in the field of criminal justice while learning about the history of law enforcement, civil and criminal law and our legal system. Course content includes an in-depth look at police work, court cases and outcomes. The program focuses on law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the fields of security and corrections.

Proposed Units of Study

New York State Criminal Procedure Law, plus:

  • New York State Penal Law
  • Serial Killers & Mock Trial
  • New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law
  • Vehicle and Traffic Stops
  • Current Affairs
  • Career Research Project 
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Fingerprinting
  • Cybercrime and the Future of CJ
  • Handcuffing Techniques
  • Terrorism & WMD
  • Emergency Response and Management
  • Defensive Tactics and Weapon Safety
  • Building Searches/Traffic Stops
  • Homeland Security
  • Forensics
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Crime Scene Management and Photography

College Credits

Monroe Community College Dual Enrollments
CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Articulation Agreements

Finger Lakes Community College
Monroe Community College
SUNY Canton

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

First Aid/ CPR/ AED

“Stop the Bleed” training

Security Guard Training (Certified) 8Hr

Security Guard Training (Certified) 16HR

Civilian Emergency Response Training (CERT)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Certification

Career Opportunities

coming soon!

Professional Outlook

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers: 11.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region
Median Finger Lakes region salary: $77,000 per year (in 2021)

Source: NYS Department of Labor 


Tim Steves 
Tim Steves is a retired road patrol Sergeant with over 29 years of law enforcement/ security experience and training. He is a certified instructor for the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services as well as a certified private investigator. He currently owns a company providing training to security guards, retired law enforcement and civilians. Tim joined WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center as the criminal justice teacher in 2018. 

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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