Paralegal, Law Enforcement, Public Safety
Careers can be grouped into ﬁve categories including legal services, law enforcement, security and protective services, emergency and ﬁre management services and correction services. Each of these areas work in concert with the other to provide citizens with safe living and working environments. For example, correction service personnel are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested as well as treating, educating and helping to reintegrate offenders.
Emergency and ﬁre management careers focus on protecting the public by being ﬁrst responders to events that range from minor trafﬁc accidents to large disasters such as Katrina and 9/11. Additionally, people depend on law enforcement personnel to protect lives and property by having them conduct a wide range of duties ranging from forensic investigation and presenting evidence in court to serving legal documents and arresting and processing prisoners.
The legal system affects nearly every aspect of our society, from buying a home to crossing the street. Legal services personnel form the backbone of this system and are obligated to adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Select an Area of Study
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Fire Science Technology
- Law Enforcement/Justice Administration and Forensics
- Paralegal Studies
- Public Safety Dispatcher
General Information about Harper's Fire Science, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety Programs
Harper's Fire Science, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA).
Fire Science has been accredited through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal since 2003.
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