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 Cedartown Middle School

Instructor: Ryan Evans

Course: Introduction to Public Safety

Room: 110

School Telephone Number (770) 684-5432

Voice Mail 1110/email ryan.evans@polk.k12.ga.us



Course Description:    

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

                                          Fire Prevention

                                          Basic 1st Aide

                                          Georgia Emergency Management

                                          Law Enforcement: Local    

                                          Booking Procedures

                                          Reasonable Suspicion/Probable Cause

                                          Amendments relative to Policing

                                          Basic Courtroom Terminology

                                          Courtroom Testimony

                                           Incarceration and alternatives to incarceration

                                           Military Occupations


Materials Needed:             iPad

                                           Pen, pencil and paper

                                          Spiral Notebook

                                          Folder to store work


Grading Policy:               Labs: 50%

                                          Tests: 20%

                                          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.