EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSRiver View High School Students Experience Law Enforcement Firsthand
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Reported: Oct. 15, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 15, 2013 1:07 PM EDT
Institute , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Some McDowell County students got an inside look at law enforcement Tuesday morning.
Fifty River View High School students spent hours at the West Virginia Police Academy located in Institute. The sophomores and juniors listened to speeches from state troopers, watched K-9 and simulation demonstrations and learned about basic officer and cadet training.
River View High School teacher George Kennedy said its important for the law and public safety students to have a chance to see law enforcement officers in a different light, especially since so many of them plan to pursue a career in that field.
"There's so many misconceptions about law enforcement in general because of what you watch on TV," Kennedy said. "Generally in the past, the only time you might hear about a law enforcement officer is when he makes a bad decision and we want the students to see this as a really proud profession and you can do a lot of good. You can help a lot of people in this line of work. "
This is the first year the State Police has allowed River View students to visit the academy.
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