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.



A Nationally Accredited Law and Public Safety Program

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.

Here’s another all student made video from the Digital Media Pathway in collaboration with local law enforcement and emergency services.

Behind the scenes look of the making of Every 15 Minutes at Washington Union High School.

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.

Washington Unified and ALICE

Washington Unified School District is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff by taking proactive steps in securing our schools. We want to ensure they have a safe place to learn, work and grow. To maintain our safety standards and adapt to the societal threat of a violent intruder inside our school, we are adopting ALICE proactive strategies.

Adoption of a lockdown-only response has been deemed insufficient by the Department of Education, independent researchers, and law enforcement. Society is dictating we change our thought process on safety and ALICE options-based strategies will help increase survivability. We found the ALICE strategies to be the most adopted by schools across the country, and ALICE training helps to maintain our compliance with the Federally recommended guidelines.

ALICE empowers individuals to participate in their survival using proactive options-based responses. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. I want to assure you that we went to great lengths to understand exactly what each option entails. We are very comfortable with all the ALICE proactive strategies to empower our students and staff to survive until help arrives. We have implemented these safety strategies in age and ability in appropriate ways.

Our staff has been trained on the ALICE strategies through online classes and hands-on training with our very own ALICE Certified Instructors who are retired law enforcement officers with over 47 years experience. We are very pleased with the comprehensive roll-out procedure ALICE Training Institute has in place and believe this is the right choice for our students, staff, schools, and the community.

If you have any questions regarding this program please contact Mr. Maynez at or Mr. Graef at our Alice Certified Instructors.