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Lorenzo Teruya - 2012 Law Enforcement Program Completer - 2012 Gold Medal Criminal Justice Winner at SkillsUSA National Conference - Elected as National Youth Representative at National Explorer's Conference


Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
Medical Assistant
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
What We Offer Law Enforcement
  • Experience the pride of protecting and serving the community.
  • Apply forensic investigative techniques to process crime scenes and interrogate suspects.
  • Perform law enforcement operations such as SWAT techniques, rappelling, traffic control, police car maneuvers, and safely discharge firearms in the line of duty.

Career Focus
  • Prepared for college criminal justice education and police academies.

Pathway to Careers

 

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Police Officer
  • Sheriff/Deputy Sheriff
  • Detective
  • Central Intelligence Agent
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Trainer
  • Military
  • Police Officer Recruiter
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Secret Service
  • Security Guard

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • Desire to work in the criminal justice area
  • Students should be in moderate to good physical condition
  • No criminal record

Program Length

This program is designed to be completed in two years. Students successfully completing the two-year program will receive a certificate of completion.


Industry Certification

Students are eligible to apply for security guard state certification when they reach 18 years of age.


Awards and Recognition
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2014 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference 
  • 1st Place - Criminal Justice Competition - 2013 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2013 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st and 3rd Places - Criminal Justice Competition - 2012 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2012 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Bicycle Team - 2011 National Explorer's Conference
  • 4th Place - Firearms Team - 2011 National Explorer's Conference
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places - Criminal Justice Competition - 2011 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st and 3rd Places - Crime Scene Investigation Competition - 2011 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2011 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 3rd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking Competition - 2010 National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference
  • 1st and 3rd Places - Criminal Justice Competition - 2010 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Extemporaneous Speaking Competition - 2010 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2010 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places - Criminal Justice Competitions - 2009 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference

Dual Enrollment Program

Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available 

Through a dual enrollment articulation agreement with Pima Community College (PCC), students in the second year law enforcement class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements, which must be met before the college will grant credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process. 

PCC Credit Hours Available to Law Enforcement Program Completers 

  • CSM 100 - Introduction to Photographic Equipment 
  • CSM 101 - Criminalistics 
  • CSM 102 - Crime Scene Photography 
  • CSM 103 - Latent Processing 
  • CSM 104 - Fingerprint Identification 
  • CSM 105 - Blood Patter Documentation 
  • CSM 106 - Ballistics 
  • CSM 107 - Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing

2015-2016  Program Information

Gold Medal Criminal Justice Winner


Student Success on Skill Assessment
  • 2014 - #1 performing Law Enforcement Program on ADE Assessment 
  • 2014 - CAVIT student ties for highest state score 
  • 2014 - 100% program pass rate 
  • 2014 - 22 students earn security guard certification 
  • 2013 - Two CAVIT students earn 1st and 2nd highest state scores 
  • 2013 - 13 students earn security guard certification
  • 2013 - 95% program pass rate
  • 2012 - Two CAVIT students tie for highest state score
  • 2012 - 100% program pass rate
  • 2011 - 100% program pass rate
  • 2010 - 100% program pass rate


Program Instructors

Shane

Shane Blakeman
(520) 316-4361

Shane Blakeman is a first year instructor with 29 years of law enforcement career experience. He has served as a patrolman, sergeant, detective, lieutenant, captain, and SWAT commander. Shane is an Arizona POST certified instructor. He completed the FBI National Academy Diploma program in Quantico, VA. Shane joined CAVIT in 2013.

Devon

Devon McLaws
(520) 316-4360

Devon McLaws is a second year instructor with 10 years of law enforcement career experience. He has served as an officer, detective, and tactical operator. He is an Arizona POST certified instructor. Devon holds a bachelor's degree in Career and Technical Education from Northern Arizona University. Devon joined CAVIT in 2013.



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