Law and Justice

  • If you are an inquisitive student interested in understanding the causes, prevention, and prosecution of crime, the Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement program is the perfect opportunity to explore this important field.

    Through hands-on experience, you will learn about the foundations of law and take your first step towards a fulfilling career in serving and protecting the public.

    Every day you will explore the latest industry tools and techniques used in Law Enforcement such as radar guns, police scanners, DUI field sobriety tests, fingerprinting, handcuffing, and evidence gathering. You will also learn how to effectively document your findings in police and accident reports.

    Your study of Criminal Justice will cover the role and structure of the government, the rights and responsibilities of citizens and police, the criminal justice system, courts and corrections, and civil/criminal law. The role of public safety groups such as EMS and Fire Service will be covered, as well as private security and protection services.

    This course may be your path to a police academy, a college Criminal Justice program, or even a career as a lawyer. In addition to a solid understanding of Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement, you will leave this program with improved leadership and teamwork skills.



Degrees and Certifications:

Richard Trinkwalder

After 23 years in law enforcement at the local and state level, Mr. Trinkwalder comes to Grayson Tech to expose students to the Law and Justice career field.  During his career Mr. Trinkwalder was a supervisor in patrol operations and a criminal investigator for cases involving anything from petty theft to homicide. The last six years was spent investigating auto related crimes for the Georgia Department of Revenue where he was appointed to the board of a national organization, as well as several auto crime related committees for other national organizations.  Mr. Trinkwalder is also an adjunct instructor at Lanier Tech for the Criminal Justice Program. Mr. Trinkwalder attended Gwinnett Tech, University of Alabama, Columbia College, and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Psychology at Liberty University.  When not having a great time with his wife and two teenage daughters, Mr. Trinkwalder enjoys golf, fishing, CrossFit, and is the head coach of JV Baseball for Grayson High School.

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  • Skills Learned

    • Legal Terminology
    • Investigation
    • Basic Forensics
    • Problem Solving
    • Conflict Resolution
    • And Much More!

  • Daily Activities

    • Crime Scene Reconstruction
    • Interrogation
    • Accident Reconstruction
    • Mock Court Trials
    • Police Reports

  • Careers

    • Police Officer
    • Private Investigator
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Federal Agent
    • Corporate Security
    • Lawyer

  • Colleges and Universities

    • The University of Florida
    • The University of Georgia
    • Gwinnett Technical College
    • Gwinnett County Police Academy

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