Explore Health & Public Safety

Do you like to care for others, solve problems, work in a team, help people improve their lives? If you feel a call to help others, the Health & Public Safety pathway is for you. SWOCC has robust health and medical programs that serve the needs of our community – Nursing, Dental, and Paramedic to name a few. You can also serve your community through our Fire Science or Criminal Justice programs. Strong leaders are encouraged to apply.


Gary D. Will Jr.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

"Helping other people is one of the best jobs you can ever have."

Before coming to Southwestern, Gary worked for 39 years in public safety, including 26 years as a chief of police, volunteer firefighter/EMT, director of emergency management, and served in the Army National Guard as an infantry officer. Gary is certified as a police officer in five states. Gary possesses a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Andrew Jackson University and completed the Police Staff and Command course at Northwestern University which is one of the top three command colleges in the world.