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Public Services sector provides a foundation for students interested in being involved in their community and serving the interest of the public. Careers in this sector often attract people who want to help their fellow citizens and make improvements to the communities they serve.

ATF/CIA/DEA/FBI Agents, Detective, Emergency Response Dispatcher, Emergency Services, Fire Fighter, Forest Ranger, Law Prevention Specialist,  Court Reporter, Law Librarian, Lawyer, Paralegal, Paramedic, Police Officer, Probation/Correctional Officer


Law Enforcement


About law enforcement

A public service is one that is provided by government to its citizens, either directly or through the financing of another entity to provide the service.  Public service professions offer many career opportunities, including the following career pathways: Public Safety, Emergency Response, and Legal Practices.

How big is the industry?

Employment in state and local educational services is expected to account for slightly more than two-thirds of the increase in employment in the state and local government sector over the 2012–2022 period.

What about CA?

Employment in local government educational services is projected to increase by 454,400, to reach more than 8.2 million in 2022, representing one of the largest increases in employment among all industries.

Is the industry growing?

Because of heightened interest in homeland and border security, employment growth in this sector is projected at over 20% in the near future. Employment in the state and local government sector is projected to increase by 929,000, to reach just over 20.0 million in 2022. This increase is more than two-and-a-half times the increase seen in the 2002–2012 period. 


All courses are A-G approved


  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • English Ethics
  • ROP Criminal Justice
  • ROP Intro to Law Enforcement Careers

Additional Activities

  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips
  • Internship with SVPD
  • Articulation with VCCCD
  • Community Service Work