Ride along with officers and see first-hand what different officers do in certain situations. There is office work to be done and various other activities that pop up that the police department expects you to help or participate in.
Students identified positive aspects of this placement:
The officers and all the staff are very welcoming and helpful with any questions you may have. You learn so much about law enforcement.
Students identified difficulties typical in this placement:
There is a lot of multi-tasking but nothing you can't handle if you're organized. There are also some things that you will see that are hard to grasp sometimes, but if this is your pursuit of a career, then you better get used to it.