• Barry Tech | Human and Public ServicesPolice Science and Criminal Justice on Long Island


    Course Summary
    Students in this course will be introduced to the laws, practices and techniques necessary to work in the criminal justice system. Students will become familiar with the New York State court and corrections systems, police organizations and private security. Students will develop the skills needed to deal with social situations and security requirements as they affect the community, students will learn cultural awareness and how to difuse and deescalate. They will learn through handson, real-world activities such as mock trials, demonstrations, police patrol functions, field trips and lectures from guest speakers.

    Students Will Learn:
    •UAV Drone Operation
    •LiDAR speed enforcement
    •Handcuffing techniques
    •Fingerprinting skills
    •Emergency response techniques
    •Private security systems
    •Communications skills
    •Forensic lab techniques
    •Police tactics
    •Crime scene investigation techniques
    •Security business operations
    •Court systems and correctional facilities
    •Paralegal skills
    •Mock trial skills

    Students Can Be Certified in:

    •NYS 8-hour Security Guard Course
    •NYS 16-hour Security Guard Course
    •American Heart Association Heart Saver/First Aid/CPR
    •Various FEMA Courses

    Career Opportunities:
    Increased government and industry interest in designing and monitoring security systems, as well as anti-terrorism tactics, contribute to the growing job outlook in criminal justice and law enforcement. Graduates often continue their studies at a 2- or 4-year college, pursuing additional education to expand their career opportunities. Typical job titles in this field include police officer, corrections officer, probation officer, social worker or store detective. Men and women employed in criminal justice and law enforcement work with police departments, court systems, corrections facilities, military police and private security agencies.

    Work Experience Opportunities:
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, workbased learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • American Red Cross
    •Barry Tech’s Joe’s Corner Store
    •Nassau BOCES George Farber Administrative Center
    •Nassau County Executive Office
    •Nassau County Police Department
    •New York State Assembly
    •Nassau County Family Court

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Location: Barry Tech or GC Tech

Career Opportunities

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Contact GC Tech

  • GC Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    (516) 604-4200