Criminal Justice

What It's About


The Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers and further study in the field of Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice System covers the fields of police, courts and corrections. Students will study law, both criminal and civil, including New York State Penal, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional. Students will gain knowledge in many aspects of law and law enforcement through instruction and hands on activities. Students will develop a strong foundation of knowledge, as well as an understanding of the criminal justice system. Upon completion, students will be better prepared for continued studies in criminal justice, entry level law enforcement positions or military service.

  • A student practices putting on handcuffs
  • A student holding up a bar with weights on it
  • A student dusting for fingerprints

Things You Get To Do

  • Crime Scene Searches and Sketches
  • Traffic Stops
  • Field Sobriety
  • Mock Trials
  • COP Camp
  • National Guard Physical Training
  • Trips to local courts
  • Trips to regional prisons

Where It Can Lead

  • Security Guard
  • Police Officer
  • Attorney
  • Parole/probation Officer
  • Military Member
  • Detective, Private Investigator
  • Correction Officer

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • New York State Security Guard Certification
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Bryant and Stratton
  • Corning Community College
  • Erie Community College
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Hilbert College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Where It's Held

  • Career and Technical Education Center at Belmont
    5536 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813 | 716-376-8326
  • Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville
    5550 Route 242 E. Ellicottville, NY 14731-0690 | 716-376-8300
  • Career and Technical Education Center at Olean
    1825 Windfall Rd., Olean, NY 14760-9303 | 716-376-8200