Criminal Justice

Today’s criminal justice professionals are required to have a great deal of specialized knowledge and to adhere to a high level of ethics and integrity as demanded by our society. The varied and interesting roles within the criminal justice system rely on education as an important criterion for recruitment.

The Francis Tuttle Criminal Justice program lays the foundation for entry into the criminal justice system as a E911 Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicator, jailer, or unarmed security guard. Students are also prepared to pursue a degree in criminal justice at a university or college. Students learn about criminal law, criminal investigations, Homeland Security, defensive tactics, physical fitness, and police function and fundamentals.

At A Glance

Open To

High School Juniors and Seniors, High school graduates returning to complete the program


Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required



Part-time: 18 months of instruction


Two Sessions: 8:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Monday - Friday
Students enroll in either the AM or PM session.


  • C.L.E.E.T. Unarmed Security Guard 75 hours
  • C.L.E.E.T. Unarmed Private Investigator 60 hours
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice 120 hours
  • Communication for Public Safety 125 hours
  • Criminal Law and Procedures 75 hours
  • Criminal Investigations and Evidence 75 hours
  • Prisoner Detention 24 hours
  • Traffic Management and Crash Investigation 30 hours
  • Introduction to Technical Investigations 60 hours
  • Introduction to Homeland Security 45 hours
  • Introduction to Defensive Tactics and Physical Fitness 210 hours
  • Work-Based Experience 173 hours*

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • C.L.E.E.T. Unarmed Security Guard paid by Francis Tuttle
  • E911 Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicator paid by Francis Tuttle
  • FEMA – NIMS - ICS 100 and ICS 700
  • First Aid/CPR/AED paid by Francis Tuttle
  • C.L.E.E.T. Unarmed Private Investigator

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniform provided by Francis Tuttle
  • Shoes - $40.00-$100.00

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$40.00 - $100
*Francis Tuttle will pay for students to take the C.L.E.E.T. and E911 Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicator exams (first attempt only). If additional attempts are needed, exam fees will be the responsibility of the student.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$11.00 - $16.00

per hour

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Security Agencies, Hospital Security, Police Departments, Sheriff Departments, E911 Dispatch Centers, Security Dispatch Centers, Jails

Students prepare for a career in security or law enforcement