Moraine Park hosted a Criminal Justice Exploration event for local high schoolers at the Fond du Lac campus on October 5. Students from Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac and Ripon high schools were in attendance.
The College partnered with criminal justice agencies and departments throughout Moraine Park’s district to provide various hands-on demonstrations for students. Participating agencies included the Beaver Dam Police Department, Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Oakfield Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.
“When it comes to working in criminal justice, nothing beats the midwest,” Fond du Lac Police Chief, Aaron Goldstein, said. “There is truly no better way to be part of a community than working in this field. Regardless of why students are here, I hope they enjoy the day, ask questions and learn something new about working in criminal justice.”
Students were given several demonstrations throughout the day including K9 criminal apprehension by the Beaver Dam Police Department with dogs Yeti and Boomer, a taser demo by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, drone monitoring by the Wisconsin State Patrol and Fond du lac County Sheriff’s Office and a SWAT Robot presentation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.
After the demonstrations, students were given the chance to browse career fair displays, network with various criminal justice agencies and departments in the region and speak with Moraine Park recruiters.
“With the event today, I couldn’t help but think back to my own career exploration,” Barb Jascor, dean of health and human services at Moraine Park, said. “I was awakened to what a career path in criminal justice could be after spending 8 hours with a sheriff when I was in high school. Because of that day, I studied criminal justice in college and was led the the technical college system. My time exploring criminal justice truly shaped my career path.”
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