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  • Meet the CTE Center Instructor:
    Michael Chilton

    Career Technical Student Organization (CTSOs):
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    Many employment opportunities are found within the program area of Law Enforcement, Detention and Corrections from private detectives, probation officers, fish and game wardens, legal secretaries, bailiffs, animal control workers, judges, law clerks, and lawyers to forensic science technicians. Patrol Officers is one of the most visible of these occupations. Patrol Officers respond to a variety of situations and some work in special units such as: Motorcycle, Horseback, Canine, and SWAT teams. All officers must be very accurate in all aspects of their job and need to be good interacting with community members. To do their job well, they must know laws, rules, protocols, court procedures and political processes. In Idaho, the category of police patrol officers is considered a "very large" occupation. All Idaho officers are certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training program (POST) regardless if they work for the city, county or state. To be certified, you must be at least 21 years old, pass both a written and physical exam as well as complete Basic Training, pass several background checks, and be in good standing both mentally, physically and emotional. For complete details see Idaho Peace Officer Professional Responsibilities and Standards.

Law Enforcement, Detention, & Corrections Pathway

  • All three years of the West Ada Career Technical Education (CTE) Law Enforcement, Corrections and Detention Pathway classes are taught at the CTE Center - Renaissance Campus. These classes are open to all students throughout the district except for West Ada students who attend a district Charter High School.

    CTE Center - Renaissance Campus Classes:

    Orientation to Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services - a semester long 10th grade class; topics include a broad range of law related subject matter, fitness readiness, and includes simulated drills, report writing, and a focus on professionalism.  Students receive First Aid and CPR training and are introduced to the National Incident Management System. It is an expectation for students to get a taste of what it is like to enter a postgraduate training program; therefore, students are expected to make good decisions, respect others including authority, and be self-disciplined. Many of the drills are designed to simulate stressful on-scene incidents and students are held accountable for taking the training situation seriously.

    For students who successfully complete the orientation class and opt to move on in this pathway, as a junior, they take Law Enforcement, Detention and Corrections I and senior students move into the pathway capstone class, Law Enforcement, Detention and Corrections II. Both advanced level classes are full-year, double-period-long classes also taught at the CTE Center.  As the curriculum builds, the curriculum becomes more rigorous and the subject matter more in-depth. The coursework is aligned to the transferable skills needed in the three related areas: Law Enforcement, Corrections and Detention. Students practice and apply skills and knowledge in occupational related scenarios and when off-campus participation in fieldtrip activities coordinated with related organizations and law enforcement agencies. Students must also complete a project each year and they should expect the structure of the classes to immolate a post-graduate police recruitment training program.

    Also available - Pathway Brochures

    For complete details, see the CTE Magnet Program section of the most current edition of the Course Description Handbook.