Criminal Justice

Safeguarding Tomorrow Through Law and Order

three career and technical education students wearing security vests use a radio and look at security monitors
Crack the code to your future as you embark through law enforcement history and the intricacies of law. Navigate the tricky road of vehicle and traffic laws. Brief yourself on current affairs to stay ahead in the justice game. Get a grip on handcuffing and master the art of fingerprinting. Gear up for the action-packed world of emergency response and be the hero in security situations.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

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

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
At district request, students may earn:
  • English
  • Social Studies - PIG or Government
  • Physical Education
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
  • “Stop the Bleed” Training
  • Security Guard Training (8 Hour and 16 Hour)
  • Civilian Emergency Response Training (CERT)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management
Work-Based Learning
Organizations that support this program:
  • Monroe County Courts Bureau
  • Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE
  • Security Guard
  • Military
Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Police Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Court Bailiff
  • Attorney
Postsecondary Pathways
Articulation Agreements
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services


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. 
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Getting Started

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.