There is an increasing call from criminal justice professionals to move beyond the badge and toward community outreach. The Monroe College Public Safety and Community Outreach Program is designed to help students develop useful leadership, communication and problem solving skills for their future careers.
Students are trained to recognize and prevent problems before they negatively impact society. Our experienced faculty is made up of public security experts, certified mental health advisors and addiction counselors. They bring innovative approaches for strengthening communities to the classroom, which Monroe College graduates use for on the job success.
Public safety and community outreach programs are being implemented in local, state and federal security departments. Organizations understand that the community should be an active partner in preventing crime. This philosophy is not only affecting public law enforcement; these programs have been instrumental in maintaining safe conditions at high schools and on college campuses across the country. Public safety and community outreach professionals often speak with young adults about the dangers of drug use, DUI, responsible driving and online security awareness.
Careers in public safety and community outreach are broad-based enabling people to find the right job to fit their skills and interests. Careers include:
Substance Abuse Counselor