Overview of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Career Cluster
Instructional content for the LPSCS Career Cluster is divided into five pathways:
- Legal Services
- Law Enforcement Services
- Security and Protective Services
- Emergency and Fire Management Services
- Correction Services
To help students learn more about careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, download and distribute the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security College and Career Planning Guide. The guide makes an excellent critical reading assignment for students enrolled in a practicum course in this career cluster.
The Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security course is recommended as a capstone experience. Students may be placed in either a paid or unpaid work experiences. Be sure to review the related TEKS before you create the outline of training.
Age restrictions, the inherent danger of related occupations, and other employment requirements limit the number of approvable training stations for students interested in pursuing careers in this cluster. However, it may be possible to place students in less restricted work experiences such as a dispatcher or office worker so they can gain an understanding of the industry as a whole.
The Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security course is a recommended prerequisite for students interested in the practicum course.
Legal and Safety Considerations
Possible legal or safety prerequisites for working at a training site in this cluster may include:
- age verification (which varies according to occupation);
- criminal background check;
- CPR/first aid certification;
- drug tests; and
- OSHA Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals training.
Take a moment to bookmark the Texas CTE Resource Center website. Later, be sure to explore curriculum guidelines and instructional resources for the AFNR Career Cluster.
Take a few moments to bookmark the SkillsUSA Texas website to explore later.
The professional association that most closely relates to law, public safety, corrections, and security careers is the Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA), but there are other related associations that may interest you. You may also want to check with your colleagues for advice.
Take a few moments to bookmark the CTE professional association websites below to explore later.
Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA)
Texas Business and Technology Educators Association (TBTEA)
Texas Health Occupations Association
Texas Technology & Engineering Educators (TTEE)