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Legal and Protective Services

The Legal and Protective Services Program is a program for students interested in law enforcement, criminal law, crime scene processing, investigations, disaster preparedness, ethics, and government. Through the Legal and Protective Services Program, students learn about the law and its application in real world scenarios.

Students develop an understanding of the role and skills of professionals in the field of criminal justice. Students engage in skill development used in the following areas: law enforcement, fire departments, law firms, federal agencies, courthouses and correctional facilities.

Students gain access to potential careers in: Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Forensics, Crime Scene Analysis, DNA Analysis and Fingerprinting, Advanced Communication, Computer and Online Security, Basic First Responder, Fire and Rescue, and Physical Training/Defensive to name a few examples. Students who qualify can earn certifications in CPR, First Aid and 911 Dispatching.

  • Investigate simulated crime scenes, tag and process evidence, and use CSI forensic techniques
  • Observe and work alongside local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Identify and report relevant facts from simulated crime scenes and articulate the Constitutional rights involved in the scenario

Career Focus
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education


High School Diploma from Keefe Tech 

911 Dispatcher
Animal Cruelty Investigator
Corrections Officer
Juvenile Detention Officer
Military Personnel
Parking Enforcement
Police Aide
Private Investigator
Security Guard
Victim Services Advocate
Work Release Officer


Associates  Degree (2-year), Certificate Program, Licensing or Adult Education 

Border Patrol Agent
Prison Warden
Forensic Science Technician
Police Officer
Court Reporter
K-9 Officer
Park Ranger
Parole Officer
Customs Agent
TSA Screener


Bachelors Degree (4-year) and Graduates or Doctoral Degree for some

ATF Agent
Crime Scene Investigator
DEA Agent
Director of Security
FBI Agent
Homeland Security Officer
Judge, Lawyer
Attorney General
Appellate Judge
Chief Legal Officer
Chief of Police
General Counsel

Legal and Protective Services Department Resources