Activities for the 2021-22 School Year  

    Activities for the 2022-23 School Year



    The Academy of Law, Government, and Public Safety creates a career interest pathway for students interested in careers in the practice of law, legislative work in the local, state, and federal government, law enforcement, fire service, and emergency services. Students interested in these fields are exposed to engaging and rigorous curriculum in elective choices to create a foundation in the career pathway in post-secondary or workforce opportunities.

    To Graduate From the Academy
    Students must submit an application and complete a minimum of 15 credits from the courses below. Students must finish the courses with a "B" or higher average and have no disciplinary or academic integrity issues.

    All courses are 2.5 credits unless noted.

    Law and Government                                                   Public Safety

    Civil Action & Democracy                                          Criminal Investigation

    Historical Research & Debate                                      Public Safety

    Introduction to Law                                                      Introduction to Law

    Constitutional Law                                                       Constitutional Law

    Introduction to Criminal Justice*                                 Introduction to Criminal Justice*

    Introduction to Criminology*                                       Introduction to Criminology*

    AP Government (5 Credits)                                          Public Safety Careers (Senior Year)


    *Denotes courses that are dual enrollment courses through Brookdale Community College. Students MUST be a junior or senior to take these courses.


    Capt. Tim Clayton, RET                                       
    Retired Wall Township Police Captain                  
    Head of Security at Manasquan Schools     

    James Fagen
    B.S., Wagner College
    J.D., Seton Hall Law School
    M.A., American Military University
    Worked at the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
    Adjunct Professor at Brookdale Community College, Criminal Justice Dept.
    Certificates held in:

      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, An Introduction to Exercises
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Basic Workplace Security Awareness
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Active Shooter: What You Can Do
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Benefit-Cost Analysis Fundamentals
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, DHS Human Trafficking Awareness
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Introduction to Incident Command System
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Protecting Your Home or Small Business from Disaster
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Special Events Contingency Planning                        


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