Law Enforcement Program expanded at CHS
Law Enforcement Program expanded
Posted on 10/23/2019
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Canutillo ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) has expanded the Canutillo High School Federal Law Enforcement and Protective Services program. The school became a Level III Security Guard training site through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The curriculum introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, and emergency management services. In the program, students examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and emergency
services, as they prepare for their careers and their future.

Career and Technical Education Director Tracy Andrews said that she is proud of the new certification.

“It was a long process but we finally met all the requirements,” Andrews said. “There will be advancements and expansions made to the program through the new certification.”

Canutillo ISD is now one of two districts in El Paso to offer the Level III Armed Security Guard training. Students enrolled in the law enforcement pathway will now have the opportunity to become either Level II Unarmed and/or Level III Armed trained and licensed security guards. Certification is awarded once the students successfully pass both a licensing exam and firearms test offered through El Paso Community College at the end of their senior year.

“The level III Security Guard job opportunities offer the student a larger variety of higher paying security jobs than the level II,” Andrews added. “Thank you to Mr. Sullivan, CHS Law Enforcement teacher and the CTE administrative staff for working so hard to make this happen for our students.”