Sunday, March 19, 2017

Day 6: March 16th, 2017

The crew got another early today at 0830 hours to embark on our trip to the Prince Williams County Adult Detention Center in Manassas, Virginia. Upon arrival to the detention center, we were greeted by one of the facilities correctional officers and NEC Class of 2014 alumni Jon Russell.

At the facility, we were able to meet with a number of high ranking officers in the department. They were able to explain to us their day to day responsibilities as well as give us a tour of the facility. It was amazing and educational to see the inmate units, and to observe and listen to their behaviors. As we filled back into the board room for a debrief of the tour, a number of class members were able to picked up job applications in aspirations of joining the Prince Williams County team. We could not take pictures from inside of the facility for security reasons, but we saw some very interesting units!

After leaving jail with all charges dropped, we loaded the bus and headed off towards our final visit of the day at the Prince Williams County Police Department. At the police department, we had a short recruitment presentation followed by a hiring information presentation. for the department. After we were lucky enough to get another ride along opportunity where we got to see what a typical shift was like. The group was fortunate enough to attend a real roll-call briefing, and to connect with a Shift Sergeant from Atkinson, NH!  We made a donation to the Officer Ashley Guindon Memorial Fund on behalf our CJ students. Ashley Guindon was from Merrimack, NH prior to her death by an armed assailant last year. During our ride along shifts in two different Divisions, we saw everything from minor traffic stops to serious emergencies. Some of us were lucky enough to get in before 22:00 hours (10 PM), while others were out until almost 02:00 hours! Once again, we were invited to apply to the hundreds of openings at this police department.

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