This major is an introduction to law enforcement and emergency service careers. Students will study criminal law, police function, defensive tactics, jail detention, and firearm safety. Students will also learn how to process crime scenes, collect evidence, and use related equipment. Applied concepts in physical fitness will be part of the program. Students will be required to have a current sports physical on file with the school to participate. Upon completion of this major, students 17 years or older will be qualified to take the Oklahoma State Unarmed Security Guard License exam (CLEET Phases I & II). Students will also become certified in CPR and First Aid.
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.
Law Enforcement Officer
Security Guard (Unarmed)
Criminal Justice Officer
Intro to Criminal Justice & Emergency Services
Patrol Tactics I
Criminal Investigations I
Detention & Communications
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.
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.
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:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).