On April 2, 2019, the Lebanon Police Department hosted sixteen 8th grade students from the Lebanon Middle School as part of a job shadow program set up by Careers CLiC (Connecting Learning in the Community). Taken from their press release, “Job Shadowing enables youth to observe workplace hosts as they go through a day on the job. Business volunteers provide an opportunity for students to see how skills taught in the classroom are applied beyond school walls. Students gain insight on careers hey might pursue in the future.”
The students who visited the police department participated in hands-on learning sessions including basic police roles and equipment presented by Officer Nick Alden, overview of Cyber Crimes Unit by Officer Eric Hunter, overview of the Detectives Division and special investigations by Detective Amy Jerome, K9 operations and a K9 demonstration with Officer Alden and K9 Nitro, and presentation by Sergeant Tom Dakai from NH Fish & Game. The students enjoyed checking out tactical equipment, the command truck, armored vehicle, and UTV.
To learn more about Careers CLiC, visit their website or Facebook page.