This Career Cluster focuses on the planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Occupations related to overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. Includes the treatment, education and reintegration of offenders.
Workers involved in public safety and rapid response to fires and emergency situations, including providing medical services after or during traffic accidents, natural disasters, and other medical emergencies.
Workers who protect the lives and property of community members, including, controlling traffic, preventing and investigating crimes, enforcing laws and ordinances, and apprehending, arresting and processing suspected criminals.
Occupations related to the monitoring, implementing, and upholding of the laws, regulations and ethics that guide institutions, individuals, and society.
Occupations related to the protection of people or property in public buildings. Workers might be in factories, laboratories, museums, shopping malls, government buildings, data processing centers, or other facilities.