Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services SHSM
Police officer, firefighter, paralegal, soldier, emergency manager,
correctional officer, conservation officer, border services officer, 911
dispatcher, lawyer – these are just some of the varied exciting and rewarding
occupations in the justice, community safety, and emergency services sector.
The sector includes areas such as emergency services (e.g., police and
fire services), emergency management, community safety administration
(e.g., water testing), correctional services, security and private investigative
services, animal welfare services, and the armed forces. With its low rates of
unemployment and high future retirement rates, this sector offers excellent
prospects for employment. Events such as the 1998 ice storm, “Y2K”,
September 11, 2001 (9/11), the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)
outbreak, the August 2003 blackout and humanitarian aide have raised
public and government recognition of this sector’s vital role in ensuring the
safety of Ontarians.
Ontario now has some of the most rigorous community safety
legislation in North America, and since 9/11, governments, and private
enterprise have all greatly enhanced their efforts to ensure the public’s safety
and security. With these developments have come various new community
safety programs and significant staffing increases have occurred within the
first responder sector. The time is right for a rewarding career in justice,
community safety and emergency services.
Specialist High Skills Major programs offered at St. Anne’s provides
students with opportunities to train and gain valuable experiential learning
experiences. Jump onboard for an exciting educational opportunity that
explores the unique, fast-paced, exciting and rewarding careers within
Justice, community safety and emergency services.