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Law Enforcement

Program Description

Law enforcement officers are our front line of defense against the criminal element in society. They focus on crime prevention, investigation of crimes and apprehending suspected criminals.

The ROC Law Enforcement program prepares you for careers in the criminal justice/law enforcement system. The focus of this course is classroom instruction and daily physical fitness. Students may also become involved with the Explorer Programs for the BPD, KCSO, Highway Patrol and the United States armed forces.

This one year course includes extensive writing assignments, report structure, and essay writing. Highly recommended for high school seniors interested in a law enforcement career or planning to enter the military.

Law Enforcement students learn:

  • Take reports
  • Conduct investigations
  • How to assist citizens
  • Radio communications
  • Handcuffing
  • Officer safety


ROC Law Enforcement students should have average or better skills in reading and writing. Students should also have a solid attendance record.

High School credit available

Students earn 15 units elective credit each semester toward their high school graduation.

Bakersfield college credit available

Law Enforcement is articulated with Bakersfield College courses in:

  • CRIM B1 – Introduction to Administrative Justice

Students meeting BC’s established criteria can earn up to 3 units of BC credit in addition to the above high school credit.

Career pathways and related occupations

This is a career awareness class which instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Law Enforcement students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Homeland Security
  • Private Security
  • Private Investigator