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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:46 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:46 AM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular.

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Career Readiness for students

Law Enforcement and Leadership

Is the Law Enforcement and Leadership Program Right for You?

  • Do you like to help others and defend those who have been wronged?
  • Do you like to lead others, work with a team, and take charge in a situation?
  • Are you interested in the law and legal processes?
  • Do you enjoy police shows and investigations?

About the Program

The Law Enforcement and Leadership program exposes students to the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice. This two-year program is for juniors and seniors who will spend their first year at Thomas Edison High School of Technology completing coursework. During the second year at their home school, students will complete additional coursework through an internship, enrollment in a college level course, or advanced coursework in social studies.

Sample Courses

  • Law Enforcement and Leadership (3 credits)
  • CCJS 110 (Montgomery College course)
  • Internship

Certifications, Degrees

Post-secondary career training programs are offered by both the Montgomery County Police Department and the Maryland State Police. These programs offer the opportunity to earn Associate degrees in Criminal Justice prior to entering full-time employment with those agencies.

Other degree pathways available at area 2-year and 4-year colleges include:

  • Montgomery College: Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice
  • University of Maryland, University College: Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies

How to Apply

Students interested in enrolling in an existing or a new program at Edison High School should follow the Edison enrollment processes.


  • Maria Tarasuk, prek-12 supervisor, social studies
    (301) 279-3396

law enforcement

Career Opportunities

  • Police officer
  • Private detective
  • Criminal investigator
  • Forensic science technician
  • Probation officer
  • Lawyer
  • Customs agent
  • Court reporter
  • TSA screener
  • Private security
  • Juvenile probation counselor

Where this Program is Offered

Thomas Edison High School

Students in the 11th grade from all high schools are eligible to apply to this program. MCPS will provide transportation to and from Edison High School.

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