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Criminal Justice

  Criminal Justice


Ronald Keaton

  • 26 years of law enforcement experience in Fairfax County
  • BS – American University in Administration of Justice
  • Motorcycle patrol officer, Traffic safety, accident investigation & reconstruction
  • Trainer; radar& motorcycle operation

703- 222-7475

Congratulations to Criminal Justice instructor, Ron Keaton, who was awarded Career & Technical Education Teacher of the year by the Dulles Herndon Regional Chamber of Commerce at the First Annual Chantilly Day Celebration May 12,2012.


2013 Summer Assignment


High School Credits:2

Course Description (Course Brochure)

The Criminal Justice career Program is designed to provide students with basic skills and technical knowledge needed to further their development within this dynamic field of study. Today’s society demands that those involved in the administration of justice are highly trained in all aspects of the field.
Criminal Justice I will introduce the students to the various career opportunities within the field. Types of crimes and procedures for dealing with them will also be covered.

Criminal Justice II expands on the topics covered in the first level. Theories of criminal behavior and police operations are examined. Job shadowing experiences may also be available.

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This is a competency-based educational program providing both theoretical and practical knowledge in the following:

• Emergency Procedures
• Search & Seizure
• Physical Training
• Defensive Tactics
• Traffic control
• Patrol procedures
• Use of force
• Police operations
• Procedural law
• Theories of criminal behavior
• Juvenile Justice system
• Guest speakers
• Field Trips
• Firearms training
• Custody procedures
• Criminal investigations
• Court Proceedings


  • Genuine interest in pursuing a career in the criminal justice field
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Purchase & wear a selected law enforcement uniform as required
  • Capability of performing in a physical training & defensive tactics program
  • Parental permission prior to specific activities

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Post Graduate Opportunities

Academy graduates interested in Criminal Justice careers can continue their studies at a wide variety of schools including:

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Career Opportunities

The study of Criminal Justice may lead to these careers:

  • Police Cadet
  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Private Investigator
  • State Investigator
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Security guard
  • Federal/State Inspector
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agent
  • Hotel/Retail/Business/Industrial Security
  • Correction Officer
  • Correctional Technician

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Professional Organizations

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