For parents, we would say the importance of teaching our youngsters the role and importance of law enforcement. But who better to teach the subject than the police themselves?
The Missouri Highway Patrol has such a program worthy of your consideration. Patrol F Troop is looking for high school students from our community to participate in the agency’s upcoming student alliance program.
The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays starting April 23. It will be held at several locations in the Jefferson City area.
The Student Alliance program, according to a Patrol news release, is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain insight and understanding into the formation and many functions of the Missouri Highway Patrol. It provides an opportunity to meet and interact with soldiers from various patrol divisions. Classroom and practical instruction will cover a variety of topics including traffic checks, traffic accidents and criminal investigations, firearms instruction, patrol vehicles and aircraft, maritime enforcement and equipment and equipping demining squads, among others. Participants will participate in a tour accompanied by a soldier during the program.
The class will be limited to 20 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis after a criminal record check. Anyone interested or wanting more information about the program is encouraged to contact Corporal Kyle A. Green at (573) 751-1000 Ext. 3619 or by email at [email protected] Students can apply through the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.dps.mo.gov and clicking on the “services” icon. After clicking on Services, click on Community/Student Alliance under Program Information and the available programs page will open. Applications will be accepted until the class is filled.
At the end of the final session, a distinctive prize will be awarded to each successful participant.
For all high school students interested in law enforcement, this program offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from the source.