Legal and Protective Services


Program Description
The Legal and Protective Services Program at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School provides students with the opportunity to take part in a course of study that combines rigorous academics with unique, real-life learning opportunities.  After completing the program, students will be prepared to enter the workforce or college in the areas of law enforcement, public safety, and/or legal services.  The emphasis on practical learning will give students a competitive edge in a wide variety of employment areas when entering college or the workforce.

Units of Study:

•  Introduction to Law
•    Criminal Procedure  
•    Police Officers, Military Personnel, and other LPS Occupations  
•    Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation
•    Emergency Services  
•    Ethics and Legal Services
•    Federal Legal Services and National Security  
•    Constitutional Law 
•    Advanced Policing Tactics
•    Criminology  
•    Civil Law  
•    Cybercrime, Surveillance, and Technology  
•    Psychology
•    Rosetta Stone Spanish
•    Constitutional Law
•    Co-op/Internship Seminar  
•    Legal Research and Writing  
•    Portfolio
•    Senior Project
•    Co-op/Internship


  Potential Certifications:

•    911 Tele-Communicator
•    CPR/First Aid/AED
•    Massachusetts Online Ethics Certification
•    OSHA Certification
•    First Responder Certifications (ICS/NIMS/CERT)
•    iSafe
•    Massachusetts State Police - Student Summer Trooper Certificate (Optional)
•    Certificate of Introductory Paralegal Studies


 Future areas of employment include, but are not limited to:

• 911/Dispatch Operator
• Armed Services
• Border Patrol Agent
• Computer Security Specialist
• Court Officer/Bailiff
• Court Personnel
• EMT/Paramedic
• FBI Agent
• Firefighter
• First Responder
• Fish and Game Warden
• Forensic Technician
• Homeland Security Officer
• Immigration Officer
• Law Clerk
• Law Student
• Legal Services
• Loss Prevention Officer
• Paralegal
• Police Officer
• Private Investigator
• Probation Officer
• Secret Service
• Security Guard
• Sheriff
• Social Worker
• Transit and Railroad Officers
• Victim/Witness Advocate