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Law, Public Safety and Security Academy
Who should attend the Law, Public Safety and Security Academy?
Do you have an interest in the legal system or protecting the safety of others?  Are you thinking about a future career in criminal justice?  Will you be in the 11th or 12th grade next fall?  Then this academy is for you. 
What is the Law, Public Safety and Security Academy?
The  Law, Public Safety and Security Academy is located at
Metropolitan Community College Sarpy Campus at the beginning of the day.  Students will learn many aspects of law enforcement.  
What is a typical day?
Students will have an introductory course in criminal justice and law enforcement.  This course will be taught through a certified high school teacher with assistance from local law enforcement.  Students will also have an opportunity to participate in job shadowing experiences, internships, ride a longs and college seminars.
Location: Metropolitan Community College –Sarpy Campus
Schedule:  7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Prerequisites: None
Transportation: Students must provide their own transportation.
Credit Options: High school elective credit and college credit through Metropolitan Community College.
Cost: $30 uniform fee and cost of college credit.
How do I apply?
To apply for a PLSD Academy program, students must complete an online application which can be found at Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available from November 4-11. Beginning on the evening of November 4, students will need to log in to the District website and then navigate to the academy application. It will be a flyout under the maroon bar "academy programs." The application form will time out after 30 minutes. The academy questions have been provided under Academy Programs - How to Apply so students can write their essay questions ahead of time and then copy and paste into the application.

How can you learn more?
For more information please contact:
  • Guidance counselor at your high school
  • Contact the Academy Programs Office at 402-537-6217


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