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Criminal Justice

Alberto Pola
P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5407

Thom Higgins
P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5407


For additional information contact your high school guidance counselor.

Want a career in Law Enforcement? Law? Our students enjoy a wealth of opportunities to explore their interest in the world of Criminal Justice, a classroom with real world learning systems.

Criminal Justice is a two-year program that prepares students for careers in security, law enforcement, and the legal field. The curriculum includes extensive preparation in all aspects of law enforcement, including corrections, social services, probation, police investigative work, pre-law studies, and a whole lot more! In addition to academics, students will do hands-on learning such as fingerprinting, handcuffing, criminal takedown tactical training, self-defense, crime scene investigation, crowd control and traffic control.

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to the Court System
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Police Patrol functions
  • Written/Verbal communication
  • Penal Law
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Vehicle and Traffic Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Organized Crime
  • Security Work
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Physical Fitness
  • Volunteer Service
  • Campus Security
  • Assigned Counsel
  • CPR/First Aid for First Responders
  • Mock Crime Scene
  • Forensics
  • ICS 100
  • ICS 700
  • CCC - CJ 111: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CCC - Cayuga 101:  College Success Strategies
  • NYS 8-hour Security Course
  • Defensive Tactics


All second year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Criminal Justice.

High School Course Credits

First Year

  • Criminal Justice - 3 credits
  • Integrated Math - 1 credit

Second Year

  • Criminal Justice - 1.5 credits
  • Integrated English 12 - 1 credit
  • Integrated Gov’t/Economics - 1 credit

Articulation Agreements/College Credit

  • Cayuga Community College
  • Herkimer Community College

Proper Attire
  • Black shoes
  • Black belt
  • Black socks
  • Name tag

Remaining program uniform will be provided by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES.

With BOCES training

  • Police
  • Pre-Law/Law
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Corrections Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Conservation Officer

With additional training & education

  • Lawyer
  • State Police
  • FBI Agent
  • Homeland Security
  • Crime Scene Investigator??






Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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