Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

This career cluster prepares for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Speaking – Talking to others
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Judgment & Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • Service Orientation – Looking for ways to help people
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions

Career Pathway

Legal Services

Emergency and Fire Management Services

Correction Services

Security & Protective Services

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