Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

This Career Cluster includes, but is not limited to studies in corrections, law, and emergency medical responding. Students with a solid background in math, science, technical skills, and communication have the opportunity to pursue a career in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Safety.


Location of Program Offerings

  • Golightly Career and Technical Center (GCTC)
  • Randolph Career and Technical Center (RCTC)


Program(s) of Study

  • Protective Services (GCTC/RCTC)


Postsecondary Options


Upon graduation, students have the option of pursuing postsecondary education or entering the workforce in career areas such as: Correctional Officer, Firefighter, Police/Detective, Judicial Worker, and Attorney just to name a few.

Analysts predict an average increase of 10% for individuals employed with the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security industry within the next 10 years.


Career Options 2008 Statistics Projected 2018 Statistics Median Salary % Change
Correctional Officer 518,200 566,500 $38,380 9% Increase
Firefighter 365,600 427,600 $44,260 17% Increase
Police/Detective 883,600 968,400 $51,410 10% Increase
Judge/Judicial Worker 51,200 53,100 $110,220 4% Increase
Attorney 759,200 857,700 $110,590 13% Increase