Law Enforcement Career Day
Flagstaff, AZ. November 15, 2019
About forty students from Flagstaff, Coconino, and Summit High Schools attended a day-long career exploration day in the law-enforcement sector on November 12 and 14, 2019. The junior and senior class students had opportunities to tour the law enforcement facility which jointly houses the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department and the Flagstaff Police Department.
During the day, students had opportunities to tour the dispatch center, see demonstrations of emergency response vehicles and equipment, and also learn about the science of gathering crime-scene evidence.
The event was a combined effort between the Coconino County Sheriff’s office, the Flagstaff Police Department, and the Business Services Team of the Coconino County Workforce Development Board.
In addition to sparking interest in students who might consider a career in law enforcement, organizers hope to convey a message that aspiring students need to keep a clean criminal record which might prevent them from being hired in the future.
One of the ways organizers hope to do that is by building relationships with students who may want to take additional steps toward a law enforcement career.
Following the career days, students were presented with opportunities for future training in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The idea is that if aspiring students are engaged in focused activities, they may avoid future situations which may disqualify them from being hired before they are of minimum qualifying age for employment.
Based on the success of the fall events, the team intends to hold another round of similar event in the spring of 2020.