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Career Readiness for students

Homeland Security:  Law Enforcement

Is the Homeland Security: Law Enforcement 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 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 Course Plan for Law Enforcement and Leadership

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.

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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

Seneca Valley High School

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.