Public Safety and Criminal Justice professionals protect the well-being of their communities and fellow citizens.

EFSC’s Public Safety Institute is your gateway to a Criminal Justice or Public Safety career. Our offerings include five Associate in Science Degrees — Crime Scene Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology and Paralegal Studies; five Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificates and Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs. All provide the student with not only classroom instruction but a practical, hands-on training experience. We also offer training and re-certification courses for those already working in the public safety profession, plus a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Public Safety Management for career advancement. Whatever your areas of interest, courses are available at various campus locations and online.

Meet Randy Eastep

Professor of Criminal Justice

EFSC’s Criminal Justice Technology program is dynamic. By incorporating the latest information, we help prepare students to be successful in an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling career. Our students find jobs in police departments, state attorneys’ offices, the court system and in corrections.  The program also provides a great foundation for further studies in the discipline.

EFSC's Public Safety Institute offers a variety of programs and certifications for the student interested in a Criminal Justice or Public Safety career. The Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate programs include the Police, Correctional, and Firefighter Academies, as well as Public Safety Telecommunications. In addition, an Applied Technology Diploma is awarded to students completing the Emergency Medical Technician program and a College Credit Certificate is awarded in the Paramedic program. The programs are certified and accredited through state and national regulating agencies and prepare students to sit for their respective state certification examinations. Additional certificate-based programs include: Security Guard licensure and advanced training stand-alone courses for our working public safety professionals. Associate of Science degree programs are offered in Crime Scene Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, and Paralegal Studies.