Grade 15 - Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Florida Introduction to Law, Public Safety and Security (Credit: 0.50)

This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the functioning of law enforcement agencies, courts, the correctional system, and security and emergency agencies. It will also help you understand the professional and technological skills that professionals working in the field of law, public safety, and security require. This course has 16 lessons organized into four units, plus four Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities. Additionally, there is one Course Activity that you need to work on throughout the duration of the course. This activity is a long-term project spread over the length of the course. The course instructor will determine the due date for this activity. This course covers the history and development of law in the United States, court procedures, the role of law enforcement agencies and private security in public safety, and the role of fire fighters and emergency responders. It covers ethical and legal responsibilities and the working conditions of professionals in law enforcement and security. It covers communication skills, math skills, and work ethics. It also covers other important professional skills and qualities required at the workplace.