Public Safety Careers

Program Description

Public Safety program is for students interested in law enforcement, fire fighting, corrections, EMS, or 9-1-1 dispatch. Students can be certified in CPR/First Aid, Medical First Responder, Emergency Services Dispatcher, Workplace Safety. Students explore careers in the public safety area through hands-on training, field trips, in-class exercises and job shadowing with local area agencies. This course strives to instill integrity and ethics and challenges students to achieve. It is intended to set a good foundation for those looking to follow a career in public safety and gives them insight into those chosen careers. This program is a good complement to the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Program. Students qualify for up to 13 college credits at select schools.


Related Professions
Police officer
Corrections officer
9-1-1 dispatcher
Security professional  

Possible Certifications
First Aid/CPR certification
Certified Emergency Dispatcher
Medical First Responder
Career Safe  


Middle College
Ferris State
Lake Superior State University
Oakland Community College
St. Clair County Community College
Macomb Community College
Mott Community College
Baker College

2018-19 Accomplishments

Field Trips

  • Base Camp, Genesee ISD
  • Lapeer County Jail
  • County disaster exercise at Circuit Court

Guest Speaker - Topic

  • Military Recruiters
    • (National Guard, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy)
  • Baker College High School liaison
    • Curriculum offerings
  • Sheriff Scott McKenna
    • Law Enforcement careers
  • Deputy Carl Wilczak
    • Room searches
  • Correctional Officer Paul Howe
    • Careers with Michigan Department of Corrections
  • Conservation Officer Raymond Gardner
    • Careers in Natural Resource Enforcement.
  • Lt. Pam Tyler, Attica Fire Department
    • Vehicle Extrication and Nozzles and Fire Streams

Student Awards and Accomplishments:

  • State Competition (1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, 2 bronze medals, sixth place in fire and criminal justice, 11th place in fire)
  • One student going to Michigan State Police Student Trooper Camp in June 2019

Computer Certifications

  • CareerSafe Cyber Safety
  • Keytrain
  • I-CEV Criminal Justice

Work Based Learning

  • Lapeer Sheriff Department - 24 hours
  • Lapeer City Police Department - 20 hours
  • Imlay City Police Department - 16 hours
  • Lapeer County EMS - 48 hours
  • Shelby Township Fire Department - 36 hours
  • Oxford Fire Department - 12 hours
  • Bruce-Romeo Fire Department - 6 hours
  • Washington Township Fire Department - 18 hours
  • LACADA - 5 hours
  • Lapeer Central Dispatch - 27 hours



Teacher: Matthew Rule
Email: [email protected]

(810) 664-1124 ext. 4147
Paraprofessional: William Osborne
Email: [email protected]

(810) 664-1124 ext. 4133

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