Cedartown Middle School
Instructor: Ryan Evans
Course: Introduction to Public Safety
School Telephone Number (770) 684-5432
Voice Mail 1110/email firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Public Safety is the foundational course for all Public Safety pathways. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Public Safety careers as well as employability, communication, and interpersonal relations in the Public Safety field. The concepts of verbal judo, booking procedures, handcuffing procedures, courtroom procedures, providing testimony, as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of today’s police officer. Fundamental skills needed by all members in public safety will include combat first aide and CPR. This course will provide students with an incite on the positives and negatives within the Public Safety career field.
Course Requirements: One test per standard
Performance of skills relevant to each standard
Exhibit employability skills
Work ethics appropriate to a career class
Maintaining a daily journal about their sixth grade experience
Topics Covered: Character Education: Personal Uniqueness
Pro’s and Con’s of Social Media
911 Communication Centers
Basic 1st Aide
Georgia Emergency Management
Law Enforcement: Local
Reasonable Suspicion/Probable Cause
Amendments relative to Policing
Basic Courtroom Terminology
Incarceration and alternatives to incarceration
Materials Needed: iPad
Pen, pencil and paper
Folder to store work
Grading Policy: Labs: 50%
Final Exam: 10%
Employability Skills: 20%
Class Policies/Rules: All policies of the Polk School District Board of Education and student handbook will be enforced.
Make-up Work Policy: For each grading period, makeup work must be completed no later than two weeks after the student has returned to school. Students may not make up work outside of the grading period window once the time has passed.
Re-Test Policy: Any student can retest any test regardless of the grade on the test provided that the student attends tutoring as directed by the teacher. The student must retest within two weeks of the grade being returned. The higher of the two grades will be recorded.
Late Assignment Policy: Students are expected to turn in all completed assignments at the time scheduled by the teacher. Any assignment turned in late will result in a ten point deduction per day late in the grade.
Homework Policy: Students are required to complete homework and turn in the completed assignments when requested. Failure to turn in homework will result in a 10 point deduction per day late in the grade.