Protective ServicesThe Protective Services Occupations program provides students with training required to perform entry-level duties as a police officer, fire fighter, paramedic, and other safety services. The program stresses the techniques, methods, and procedures unique to the areas of criminal justice, emergency medical services, and fire protection. The instruction covers communication skills, social and psychological skills, equipment operations, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency care, appropriate emergency assessment, treatment, and communication. Special emphasis is placed on safety, physical development, and self-confidence skills, due to the nature of the specific occupation(s). The majority of activities and exercises are hands-on and protective clothing is provided when necessary. Although many of the activities are hands-on, the student will also be required to complete the related theory and reading that is critical for successful completion of this course.The program has a specialized lab area for practical learning experiences including a smoke house used for searches and venting, laddering windows and roofs, hose line advancement, safe fire ground scenarios, and forcible entry. The other sections of the facility are used for handcuffing procedures, crime scene investigation, evidence collections, photographic evidence, documentation skills and report writing, safety checks of the facility, and PowerPoint presentations. During EMS the students have equipment to properly obtain a patient’s vitals and scenarios how to provide care for a patient. The students also complete a physical fitness test that is constructed by the students. The test is built from several area standards from the State Police, County Police, Military, and Firefighting PT standards.
Topics of Study:
PPE and SCBA
Constitution of the United States
History of Law Enforcement
Crime Scene Photography
Crime Scene Documentation
Crime Scene Evidence Collection
EMS Patient Vitals
EMS Patient Care
Luzerne County Community College
Fire Science; EMS; Criminal Justice
Lackawanna County College
Criminal Justice; ACT 120 program; EMS
Pennsylvania College of Technology
EMS; Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice; EMS
Currently there is no Co-Op opportunity, these fields require Post-Secondary schooling.
Brian Ogozaly graduated from Lakeland and the CTCLC in the Protective Services Class in 2014. He is currently working in Baltimore, Maryland as a firefighter in one of the local firehouses.
Peter Watters a graduate from Abington Heights and the CTCLC in the Protective Services Class of 2013. He has chosen to go into the Army, he is currently an infantryman with the 1st Armored Division.