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CSI/Law Enforcement

Investigating a crime scene. Sorting through evidence. Delivering your testimony in a mock courtroom. For those with an interest in criminal justice, from serving their community as an officer to defending citizens as a lawyer, our CSI/Law Enforcement course combines crime scene investigation, law enforcement and legal studies into two exciting years. 

Senior Year Shadow Experience

Ride along with a police officer. Be in the courtroom during a criminal trial. Organizations like the 16 Circuit Court of Jackson County, Blue Springs Police Department, Independence Police Department and Lee's Summit 911 Dispatch Center have teamed up to offer a unique, four-week long spring semester shadowing experience to qualified seniors. Students who have successfully completed the program not only get to experience these industries firsthand, but have even received letters of recommendation to be used for college, scholarship and job applications. 

A Day in the Classroom

  • Fingerprinting
  • Trace Evidence collection and processing
  • Car stops and crime scene search techniques
  • Crime scene photography
  • Casting
  • Interpreting blood spatter and stain evidence
  • Accident investigation
  • Self-defense and officer safety
  • Constitutional law
  • Handcuffing and frisking techniques
  • Accident investigation

Career Opportunities & Average Salaries

While law enforcement is a common career goal for many of our graduates, students have continued on to a variety of careers, including social work, private security and law. 

  • Correctional Officer - $28,000 - $58,000
  • Police and Sheriff's Officers - $52,810
  • Detectivs and Criminal Investigators - $63,840
  • Supervisor of Police Detectives - $76,820
  • Forensic Science Technicians - $52,960
  • Attorney - $124,750
  • Jailers - $41,340
  • Paralegals/Legal Assistants - $48,790

*Data taken from the National Occupational Handbook