Hampton Sheriff’s Office and Bethel Law Enforcement Academy Partnership
The Hampton Sheriff’s Office and Bethel High School Academy of Law and Public Safety (ALPS) partnered for two weeks this summer to challenge students to create a curriculum for students planning for a career in law enforcement. Sheriff Deputies made several school visits, presenting the students with a first-hand account of the duties of a Correctional Officer in Hampton. Student field trips included observing a full morning of cases at a Hampton Court, a Hampton Sheriff’s Office orientation hiring session and a visit to the Hampton Jail, where Deputies discussed the duties of a Correctional Officer. At the course’s end six teams made power point presentations to Hampton Undersheriff Colonel K. Bowden with the information they gathered that would give students a course of study with valuable information and would prepare them for a law enforcement career.