• Description: 

    During this two-year course, enrolled students will work with personnel in the criminal justice and public service agencies. This includes the Spokane police department, Spokane County sheriff’s office, prosecuting attorney’s office, local and state courts, juvenile justice department, Washington state department of corrections and federal law enforcement agencies. Students also engage with guest speakers from these agencies, and experience classroom instruction involving representatives from multiple criminal justice agencies. Skills and competencies taught will include an overview of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, community policing, criminal acts and impacts on society, the U.S. Constitution, criminal codes, work-readiness, investigations, responding to mock scenes and interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills. Graduating students will have the opportunity to the US Border Patrol. Students will also complete training in the Federal Emergency Management Agency certification modules. 



    • Learn the leadership and personal traits that are required for a successful career in law enforcement.
    • Interact with law enforcement professionals and learn how they use their tactical knowledge and skills to keep our communities safe.
    • Apply forensic investigative techniques to process crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, bag evidence and interrogate suspects.
    • Practice drill, color guard and physical fitness training (PT).

    Video overview of the program


    Year 1 and Year 2
    Any combination of credits below that = 3.0 (1.5 max per semester)
    1.0 Physical Education (.5 max per semester)  
    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)  

    Certification Opportunities: 

    Federal Emergency Management Agency - Online Certification  

    • Incident Command (ICS100)  

    • Active Shooter (IS907) 

    • Developing and Managing Volunteers (IS244) 

    • Workplace Security (IS907) 

    • Community Preparedness (IS909) 

    • Emergency Planning (IS235) 

    • Intro to Emergency Management (IS363) 

    • Animals in Disasters (IS10.a) 

    • Fundamentals of Emergency Management (IS230.e) 

    • Intro to Hazardous Materials (IS5.a) 

    College Credits Available:
    Spokane Community College
    CJ 101: Intro to Criminal Justice (5 credits)

    Syllabus: 2023-2024 Criminal Justice Syllabus

    Program Uniform Information     

    Course Supplies & Fees: 


    • General classroom supplies – 3-ring notebook, writing utensils, highlighters. 

    • Headphones 

    • Water Bottle 

    Instructor: Tommy Williams TommyW@spokaneschools.org