Police Week Provides Career Info for High Schoolers

Police Week Provides Career Info for High Schoolers

As part of participation in Police Week, students from the high school’s career development occupational studies class visited Suffolk County Police Headquarters in Yaphank on May 7. During the event, officers demonstrated the many facets of the department, including the bomb squad, marine bureau, and emergency service, crime scene, K9, COPE and aviation units. The gave a tour of the police museum and 911 call center, and discussed issues such as seatbelt safety, traffic stops and how to become a police officer.

“What a terrific day for our students this was,” said CDOS teacher Bridget Lopiccolo. “It was perfect for students exploring careers, because they were able to directly ask important questions about being a police officer. The students also gained knowledge about how to help the police in an emergency situation. It is delightful to see that the SCPD is opening its doors to young people to learn about the law enforcement field.”