Types of Jobs

Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. You might provide fire protection as a firefighter.

Other workers provide legal services to people who commit crimes. For example, you might monitor activities within a prison, advise clients of their legal rights, or research legal procedures to support court cases.

Jobs include Attorney, Corrections Officer, Court Reporter, Court Clerk, Police Officer, Detective, Polygraph Examiner, Fire Fighter, Fire Inspector, Forensic Artist, Paralegal, Probation or Parole Officer.


  • Correction Services
  • Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security and Protective Services

Local Job Shadow Options

  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Local Police Department
  • Game Commission
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Meyer, Wagner, Brown & Kraus
  • Vrobel, Vrobel and Grove

Elk/Cameron County Locals

View the videos from local folks to learn more about this career

Elk County Sheriff
Todd Caltagarone


Assessing what you like and things you do can lead you to a career field.

Does this sound like you?
  • ​Read mystery novels or watch mystery movies
  • Follow court cases in the news
  • Listen to a police scanner
  • Volunteer in search and rescue efforts
  • Volunteer for the local fire department
  • Negotiate with your parents or siblings
Are these your favorite subjects?
  • Law
  • Government
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Data Processing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Math
  • Comp Programming
  • Intro to Comp Science
How do you spend your spare time?

Consider these local opportunities to expand your skills in this field.

  • Mock trial, Debate Team, Student Council, or Civil Air Patrol
  • Visit a local courthouse or public safety office.
  • Job shadow a lawyer at a legal firm.
  • Attend court hearings and other public legal procedures.
Challenges, Camps, Workshops & More!

Local Post-Secondary Education / Trainings

  • Criminal Justice (AS)
  • Criminal Justice (BA)
  • Forensic Science (BS)
  • History Political Science (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (AS/BS)
  • History (BA)
  • Paralegal (BS/BA)