Protective Services



Action, adventure and saving lives! You’ll earn several certifications to give you a head start on careers in this field. This two-year half-day class is a multi-disciplined program developed in consultation with a countywide advisory committee of law enforcement, fire science, security professionals and post-secondary institutions. Detailed instruction is provided on leadership, criminal, motor vehicle crash and fire investigation, first responders, security systems, terrorism, firefighting, hazardous materials and emergency communications. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.


  • Career Pathways:
    Program prepares students for careers in firefighting, security, emergency medicine, law enforcement and corrections. With further education and experience, students are can find opportunities in occupations such as Fire Marshal or fire line officer, police department administrator or police line officer, industrial security administrator, corrections, EMS or commercial security administrator.

See Career Pathway Information here.

  • Post-secondary/Advanced Placement:
    Students have continued their education at Alvernia University, Bloomsburg University, Community College of Philadelphia, Kutztown University, Lock Haven, Millersville University, Montgomery County Community College, Penn State, Shippensburg University and all branches of the U.S. Military.

  • Industry Certifications:
    Students can earn Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations through testing by Bucks County Community College, and CPR, First Aid and AED through testing by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Students also earn certificates in the National Incident Management System levels 100, 200, 700 and 800.

  • Prerequisites:
    Students must undergo a state police check to enroll in the program and work in this field.

  • Materials and fees:
    Approximately $200