Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is designed to give students both theory and hands-on experience with skills and knowledge in the field. We strive to emphasize the development of effective communication both written and verbal, required professional and academic skills, and problem-solving abilities, with strong emphasis on overall safety. The classes cover law enforcement, the courts, corrections, criminal investigation and forensic science including: A thorough examination of the Criminal Justice System and how its components operate. Police Operations including how to make an arrest and all the aspects of how a police department functions. Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science techniques necessary to properly process and document a crime scene. Criminal Law and Procedure examines all aspects of our justice system and its operation.

Articulation Agreements

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Industry Certifications
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)
  • Personal Protection Baton Tactics (PPBT)
  • Practical and Tactical Handcuffing (PATH)
  • Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT)
  • Person Protection Control and Defense (PPC&D)
Instructor Contact Information

Mr. Donald Slimmer

Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

j717) 334-6254, Option #8, ext. 4317


Task List

The task list is the state-mandated set of topics that the program of study must cover to qualify as a career and technical program. The lists are associated with the CIP code for each program of study.

Units of Study
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Use Of ForceCriminal
  • Law And Procedures
  • Health Issues
  • Police Concepts And Skills
  • Corrections Concepts And Skills
  • Court Systems
  • CommunicationsSecurity: National, International, And Local
  • Special Populations

Visit the Criminal Justice Resources Page for more detailed information on this exciting program.