Westchester Students Receive Diplomas & Complete College-Level Classes In Criminal Justice [Fios1News]

Iona College, New Rochelle — 32 students from 11 Westchester high schools got a glimpse of what it is really like to be a law enforcement officer after graduating from a six-week internship program at the Westchester Youth Police Academy, after graduating from the Westchester Youth Police Academy, Thursday, Fios 1 News reported.

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“Ninety percent of the kids are looking to get into law enforcement, or some sort of criminal justice. Whether it be a lawyer, police officer, corrections officer. So it gives them a taste of what is expected of them, when they actually get the call to be an officer,” explained Youth Officer Justin Kamke of Dobbs Ferry.

College-level classes, training drills and ride-alongs with uniformed police officers were just some of the activities the seniors completed at the academy.