Fort Pierce Central High School’s Criminal Justice Academy hosted its annual Crime Prevention Day on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This expo-style event provided opportunities for students to learn about numerous programs, discuss the mission of each, and explore career opportunities with representatives from agencies including: Ft. Pierce Police Department, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, Children’s Home Society, Data, Safe Space, Project Rock, Martha’s House, Healthy Start, St. Lucie County Health Department, Teen Time, Boys and Girls Club, Hospice, United Way, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
About the Criminal Justice Academy
Law enforcement and criminal justice encompasses many professions including, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, detectives, state troopers, border patrol agents, Central Intelligence Agents (CIA), crime scene investigators, corrections officers, criminologists, Federal Officers, game wardens, paralegals and private investigators. This program prepares students to continue their education in Criminal Justice careers.
- Students take classes that build leadership skills, develop character, integrity, and self-confidence, and create a foundation for pursuing law enforcement and criminal justice careers.
- Constitutional law at the federal, state, and local level is taught.
- Basic procedures are shared regarding traffic control, patrol, search and arrest, stop and frisk, mock trial, jail operations, crime prevention, fingerprinting, forensic photography, and crime laboratory examination procedures.
- Technology is increasingly infused to address its many applications in law enforcement as well as the rapidly growing area of cyber-crime.