Lincoln high school students shadow Lincoln Police for a day in the life

Lincoln High School students shadowed at the Lincoln Police Department on 10th and K to see what the police job is all about.

The program is offered twice a year- in the  fall and spring.

This is where they get a near first-hand glimpse without the need for a ride–along.

“If you want to make an impact… if you want to do service in your community… there is no opportunity that exists like law enforcement,” LPD Chief Jeff Bliemeister said. 

Students were shown a video of police in action, and what they’re trained to do.

Officers from the narcotics and canine units explained their roles and answered all of the curiosities the students had.

The program is simply saying that being a police officer is much more than what is portrayed on television.

“To have this, it just broadens their perspective and their knowledge and all of the different things that they can do within the department and all the different career paths that they can do. They can several different career opportunities under one roof,” LPD Officer Chassidy Jackson-Goodwin said. 

The visit included a tour of the police department, the police cruisers, and the 911 dispatch operations- the most integral role to law enforcement. 

To be a part of the program, the students had to fill out an application and have no criminal history. This season’s shadow day filled up in just a day and a half.


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