Criminal Justice II

This major is a continuation of Criminal Justice I; and will focus more on advanced patrol tactics, criminal investigations, and advanced jail detention concepts.  Students will also focus on public safety, community policing, and community relations.  Interactive activities and projects will reinforce knowledge gained in the classroom. Workforce connections such as police ride-a-long, job shadowing, and internships; will be explored.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Hands-on activities will include participation in SkillsUSA contests. Students will also apply their knowledge with traffic stops, report writing, jail detention, radio procedures, crime scene investigation, forensic processes, and evidence packaging.

Where It Can Take You

Law Enforcement Officer
Security Guard (Unarmed)
Private Investigator
Corrections Officer
Criminal Justice Officer
Deputy Sheriff
Courtroom Security
Event Staff

Possible Certifications you can earn

  • Unarmed Security Guard 1 & 2 (CLEET)
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Precision Exams:
    Criminal Justice I
    Criminal Justice II
    Law enforcement

What You’ll Learn


Patrol Tactics II


Criminal Investigations II


Detention & Jailer


Public Safety


Workforce Connections




Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Workplace Documents and Graphic Literacy and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.


Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.