At a Glance

Always on. Always ready. That’s the life of a Public Safety professional, whether on-shift, out on the beat, or out on the town.

For those who thrive on action and community impact, a Public Safety career is a calling. “Ready” community colleges offer the fastest possible path to high-reward careers in police, fire, emergency services, corrections, protective services and more!

Types of Careers

  • Animal Control Worker
  • Correctional Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Response Dispatcher
  • Firefighter
  • Fire Management Officer
  • Fire Prevention Technician
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Loss Prevention Specialist

Salary Snapshot

  • Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $50/hr.
  • Correctional Officers & Jailers: $41/hr.
  • Firefighters: $32/hr.
  • Supervisors, Protective Services: $26/hr.
  • Probation Officers: $42/hr.
  • Correctional Treatment Specialists: $42/hr.

Industry Sector Pathways

  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Forestry
  • Public Administration

Public Safety Training Programs 

Training is available at the following colleges:

Chief Officer

Community Interpretation

Correctional Science / Corrections

Criminal Justice

Eating Disorders Studies

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Technician

Field Ranger

Fire Company Officer / Fire Prevention