Course Syllabus



Syllabus:  Public Safety I

Instructor:  Patrick Raynor


Course Description:

This course provides basic career information in public safety including corrections, emergency and fire management, security and protection, law enforcement, and legal services.  Additionally, students will develop a personal plan for a career in public safety.  The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students.  English language arts are reinforced.  Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course.  SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Essential Standards and Indicator Statements

  • Understand common concepts in law and public safety (Basic knowledge and developing a Personal Plan; NIMS 700,100, 200,800)
  • Apply procedures need in used in Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Understand American civic principles
  • Understand the court system
  • Understand the Criminal Justice System
  • Understand the juvenile system
  • Understand careers in law enforcement
  • Understand careers in correction services
  • Understand careers in law and legal services
  • Understand careers in firefighting services
  • Understand careers in emergency medical response
  • Understand careers in security and protective services
  • Understand basic skills in forensics
  • Understand careers in 9-1-1 Telecommunication
  • Understand careers in emergency management services & homeland security

(There are four Industry recognized training certificates that students will obtain through FEMA during the semester.  Students will register with FEMA and create a student ID.  The information will be available in Canvas.  There are no fees required of the student to complete these programs.)


Course Requirements

  1. Attendance and Participation – Regular attendance and participation are essential for satisfactory progress in this course.
  2. Completed assignments- Each student is responsible for completing all assignments on time and as instructed. 
  3. Team Participation (if applicable) – Each student is responsible for participating in team assignments.

Supplies Needed

  • Students must bring their County issued Chromebook and charger.  The essential course content will be delivered using Canvas, however students will also need to have one notebook (with pockets for handouts)
  • #2 Pencil and/or Pen
  • Paper/Notebook (for notes)

Classroom Resources


  • CLASSWORK (25%)
  • PROJECTS (25%)
  • QUIZZES (25%)
  • TESTS (25%)

(Homework and Classwork assignments will be outlined and completed in Canvas.  A majority of the assignments will need to be completed in class due to the heavy reliance on classroom discussion and internet)

Make-up Work rules/procedures

  • ALL assignments need to be turned in on time. There should not be ANY late assignments due to the amount of class time spent on assignments.  Late assignments will be accepted, but will lose one letter grade for each week the assignment is late (90 -> 60).   
  • Students that are absent for ANY reason MUST check Announcements in Canvas daily to view assignments that are due.
  • Assignments will be graded in Canvas and written feedback will be given in the comment section.  Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to review the feedback, address the issue in the assignment, and then re-submit before the due date to receive a higher grade.  (My goal is to give students immediate feedback)
  • Grades will be entered in Canvas as soon as possible.  Parents are encouraged to check PowerSchool for grades.  



Scores will determine the letter grade according to the State Grading Scale.

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

<60 F



1st Block  -  Planning

2nd Block - Public Safety 1 (G109E)

3rd Block - Public Safety 1 (G109E)

4th Block - Law and Justice 1 (G109E)


Final Assessment

The POL (Proof of Learning) for the course is the LAPSEN Law and Public Safety Introductory Competency which is a Pass or Fail credential that will be administered at the end of the year as an exam through Schoolnet.

The Final Exam is teacher made and students may be able to exempt it following the UCPS final exam policy.


Officer Hours - Tuesdays 7:15am-8:00am / Thursdays 3pm-3:45pm / or by appointment or thru Teams



Course Summary:

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