• Welcome to the Georgetown High School Criminal Justice Program. Upon completion of this program, you will acquire all necessary knowledge and skills required to support your decision to pursue a career in law enforcement or other criminal justice professions in the real world. 

    I'm Delta Jolly and I will be teaching Principles of Law and Law 2 for the 2023-2024 school year. This is my third year teaching and coaching JV cheer here at Georgetown HS. I have a Bachelor's in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M - College Station and a Master's in Administration in Justice and Security from University of Phoenix.

    I am a retired officer of the Georgetown Police Department and spent my last 5 years with them as a Community Engagement Officer in charge of community-based programs and initiatives. Serving three and a half years on patrol and building relationships with business owners. I was transferred in order to facilitate community-officer relations. I also worked as a Police Explorer Advisor to kids ages 14-20, teaching them Texas laws as well as  Georgetown PD policies and procedures.

    While working for the police department, I began teaching Criminal Justice at Austin Community College in 2018. One night a week, you can find me teaching recent high school graduates or adults looking to further their career or enhance their knowledge in the public safety field.

    I am a children’s author and I'm using my experiences to help foster and build relationships not only in her community, but across the nation.

    I am a single mother of one AMAZING daughter that you may hear me refer to if given the chance. She gives me a lot of content and context for the material in this class! She also keeps me relevant and "hip" to the new things to say.

    I can be contacted by phone at 513-943-5100 ext. 7031 or by e-mail at jollyd1@georgetownisd.org

     

    Course descriptions of the Law pathway are listed below:

    Principles of Law – This introductory course introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security, and corrections.

    Law Enforcement I –This course is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement.  This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.

    Law Enforcement II – This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, and courtroom testimony.

    Court Systems – This course is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation.

    Practicum in Law  This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills in law, public safety, corrections, and security. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

    Forensics – Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to scenes, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes, such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.