Public Services

A public service is one that is provided by the government to its citizens, either directly or through the financing of another entity to provide that service. Careers in public service are unique because they center on challenging issues that define the public agenda and involve the provision of vital services to the public-from local to international levels.

Lead Instructor

David Maynez


Darrik Graef

Career Paths

Public service professions offer many career opportunities, including the following career pathway: Public Safety. Students engage in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation and focuses on career awareness, career exploration, skill preparation in the industry, and preparation for post-secondary education and training.

Public Services Pathway Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Practical Law/Emergency Response
  • Criminal Investigation – CSI
  • ROP Criminal Justice


  • Correctional Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Military Service

Watch this video to hear about student experiences.

Instructor Darrik Graef talks about the state-of-the-art virtual simulator based on real-life situations.

Here’s a student made video from our Panther Profile series.

Knowledge and skills are learned and applied within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates classroom, laboratory, and project-and work-based instruction. Standards in this sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry-level employment.