Florence, South Carolina 2021-06-18 19:08:35 –
Florence, South Carolina (WBTW) – Starting this fall, Florence Darlington Technical College will provide pre-academy training certificates to students interested in working for law enforcement. Long semester courses include courses that cover topics such as criminal law, juvenile proceedings, and vehicle tactics. The program coordinator hopes that the program will help make students better job seekers.
“In many cases, we can connect our experiences to stories and remember the cases in which we were involved to help them embrace and apply their academic aspects,” said the program coordinator. Nikki Shihee said. She has 15 years of experience as a parole officer at the state and federal levels.
“They are already exposed to some material through the academy, so when they are trying to apply for a job, it actually gives them a little advantage,” said Shihee. Captain Mike Brant of the Florence Police Department said he hoped such a program would benefit students as well as local departments.
“It will also benefit South Carolina law enforcement agencies because it provides quality candidates. Law enforcement is a very challenging career,” said Brandt. He said he hopes the program will generate more balanced applicants and help students learn what it really is like to work for law enforcement.
The program is currently accepting applicants. It will start in August. Credits earned for certification can also be applied to some extent.
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