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May Review - Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice - Course Plan
Mildred Brown, W.E.S.T. Prep Criminal Justice Instructor
Mildred Brown, Criminal Justice Instructor at Fort Pierce Westwood High School, celebrated "Career and Technical Education Month" (February 2016), in Tallahassee! Mildred was selected to attend the "Justice Teaching Institute", hosted by the Supreme Court of Florida, Tallahassee from February 7 through 11. Mildred was honored to be chosen as one of 25 teachers from throughout Florida.
- Served our community as a St. Lucie County Deputy Sheriff for nearly 20 years.
- Criminal Justice Academy program Instructor since 2012
- Adjunct Faculty -Indian River State College since 2014
- FPW 2014 Distinguished Minority Educator of Year
- Florida Supreme Court, 2016 Justice Institute Training Fellow
- In 2018 Westwood was approved by the Florida Department of Health to offer industry certification, 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Program and has seen much success.
Florida Public Service Association CJ Competitions
Criminal Justice Academy
- Fort Pierce Westwood provides a Criminal Justice Academy which includes courses: CJ1, CJ2, and CJ3.
- Students will explore academic and career information in Corrections, Courts, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Criminal Investigations, Forensic Science and Juvenile Justice.
- St. Lucie Public Schools participates in Indian River State College, Career Pathway Initiative. Upon completion of academy, students are eligible for 9 free college credits following high school graduation.
- In addition to the opportunities above students may achieve the following industry certification, Florida Department of Health, 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator. In partnership with St. Lucie County Emergency Operations, students are better prepared for potential career work.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE OPERATIONS 1
This course is to introduce the student to the history, goals, and career opportunities in the Criminal Justice Profession. It also covers ethics and professionalism, constitutional and criminal laws, court and trial process, juvenile justice system, and the correctional system. Students will have an educational opportunity to tour the St. Lucie County Jail.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE OPERATIONS 2
This course is to introduce the student to the characteristics and procedures of patrol, complete written reports, and crime prevention programs. Students will also describe guidelines for Use-of-force, perform CPR/ first aid, and procedures to protect from Blood-Borne pathogens. Students will begin the Public Safety Telecommunicator required 232 hours training for certification. Students will obtain CPR/AED emergency certification and have an opportunity to participate in the U.S. District Court Teen Discourse session.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE OPERATIONS 3
This course is to introduce the student to the crime scene safety, conducting criminal investigations, conducting forensic processing, and complete property control procedures. Students will conduct a traffic crash investigation completing the proper report forms. Students will complete the 232 hours required training to obtain Public Safety (911) Telecommunicator Certification. Additionally, students will have met the State of Florida DOE, Career Pathway requirements; and qualify for 9 college credits under the Criminal Justice program articulated agreement.
**PUBLIC SAFETY (911) TELECOMMUNICATION – STATE OF FLORIDA CERTIFICATION
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as a dispatcher: police, fire, ambulance. Student must meet the required 232 hours (CJ2 and CJ3 courses) prior to certification completion.
Young Authors Awards
Six Westwood students were recognized as Young Authors, Great Job Panthers! Congrats to Alexina Costigan--Grade 9, Dennis Belezair--Grade 10, Ellyn Delano- Grade 10, Vete Derisse--Grade 12, Kyana Rodgers--Grade 11, Isaac Torockio--Grade 11