On Friday, November 22, 2013, the Security and Protective Services classes were busy talking with different agencies about various career paths with the University of Kentucky’s Police and the University of Kentucky Healthcare Security. During the first part of the day, students from Mr. Jeff Case’s class and Mr. Aldridge’s class had speakers and presentations from the Pike County Jailer, Rodney Scott, and Pike CountyTraining Officer, Sergeant Daniel Stewart. The team gave a demonstration on tasers, police batons, and other training equipment that the officers must go through when they become a member of their team withthe Pike County Detention Center.
The afternoon portion of the day was left with presentations from the University of Kentucky Police Department and the University of Kentucky Healthcare Security, Captain Bobbi Carpenter, Sgt. Greg Hall and Officer Ron Williams, Security Operations Manager. The team talked with students about career and educational opportunities at the University of Kentucky Police Department. The highpoint of the discussion was when the students learned they could get educational benefits from working on campus. The team offered information on what certifications and training a new employee would need to have coming into their program and what trainings they offered.
The University of Kentucky team then met with the Center Director Thomas Rainey, Student Training Director Jeana McKenzie and Security & Protective Services Instructor Jeffery Aldrich to discuss more training and potential employment opportunities once students complete the program at Perkins. The group also looked over the Training Achievement Record (TAR) for any recommendations from the University of Kentucky team for additional certifications that would lead to more opportunities for placement within the University of Kentucky Police Department.
A future meeting will take place in the spring of 2014 when all will come together and layout a plan for a productive partnership between both the University of Kentucky Police Department and Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center.