Teacher - Kristen Tirado

 ktirado@smithtec.org 1-413-587-1414 x3558

Teacher - Joe Brewer

 jbrewer@smithtec.org 1-413-587-1414 x3559

 

 

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Overview

The criminal justice program is unique at both the school and in the region. It is designed to give students an in depth view of law, as well as the various criminal justice related career fields.  Rigorous academics will be paired with physical fitness, hands-on training, and scenario based experiences. The program is aligned with the Vocational Technical Education (VTE) frameworks and run in the style of a basic police academy.  

 

Visiting instructors will be used often throughout the course and numerous field trip opportunities will connect classroom lessons to real-life educational experiences. Police officers, attorneys, military personnel, social workers, emergency management officials, probation and parole officers, judges, and other criminal justice professionals will be requested to speak with students, so that they obtain insight and perspective of the guest speaker’s particular field.

 

Skills Taught:

  • Communication and Interviewing Techniques

  • Community Policing

  • Constitutional Law

  • Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis

  • Criminal Law & Procedure

  • Cybercrime, Surveillance, and Technology

  • Defensive Tactics

  • Fingerprinting

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Environmental Safety / Hazmat

  • Ethics

  • Federal Legal Services and National Security

  • Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, AED

  • Homeland Security

  • Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Military Drill (Commands & Execution)

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)

  • Daily Physical Training

  • Police, Court, & Correctional Procedure

  • Report Writing

  • Stenography

  • Stop the Bleed

  • Stress Management

  • 9-1-1 Telecommunications

 

Career Opportunities:

  • Attorney

  • Correctional Officer

  • Court Officer

  • Emergency Management

  • EMT/Paramedic

  • Environmental Police Officer

  • Firefighter

  • Forensic Technician

  • Legal Advocate

  • Legal Services

  • Loss Prevention Officer

  • Parole Officer

  • Police Officer

  • Private Investigator

  • Probation Officer

  • Security Guard

  • Sheriff

  • Social Worker

  • State & Federal Protective Services

  • U.S. Armed Forces

  • 9-1-1 Dispatch Operator

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Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

80 Locust Street,

Northampton, Ma 01060

Phone: 413-587-1414

Fax: 413-587-1406

Email: info@smithtec.org

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,gender identity, disability, religion or sexual orientation.