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The Police Department, in cooperation with area universities and colleges, is proud to offer the Law Enforcement Student Internship Program. Our non-paid internships offer students an insight into the criminal justice system through observations and limited practical applications. During the program, the student intern will conduct ride alongs and participate in every facet of police work to include uniform patrol, investigations, crime scene response, records, communications, and administration.

Although it is difficult to predict what specific experiences student interns will receive, internships are typically composed of 80% observation and 20% hands on work. It is the intention of the  Police Department to provide each intern with a comprehensive learning experience and give them insight into the many areas of law enforcement work.

There are several requirements for being accepted into the Student Internship Program:

1.     Currently attend a State University or College.
2.     Successfully complete a background check.
3.     Submit a written statement of interest.
4.     Submit an Internship Application

The length of the internship program may vary according to the individual school’s course requirement. The Student Internship Program has a limited number of openings each year and functions on a first come-first served basis. Anyone interested in participating in the program should contact Officer Billy Shoemaker for additional information and availability. You may complete an Internship Application by clicking here.

Any questions or comments concerning the Student Internship Program may be directed to Lieutenant Melvin Echols.  He can be reached at (770) 964-2288.


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