- Interning with the Holden Police Department
Name: Nicholas St. Jean
Hometown: Killingly, Connecticut
Internship Sponsor: Holden Police Department, George Sherrill, Chief
Primary Responsibilities: As an intern at the Holden Police Department, I have had the opportunity to attend various classes and I have been certified as a 911 dispatcher. I have visited the Massachusetts State Police Academy and learned about topics such as traffic stop procedures. I have also observed court sessions and shadowed a police officer.
As an intern with the Holden Police, I have observed and learned about the career of being a police officer. I have always wanted to become an officer because being a public servant is a rewarding career.
Relating this internship to my business classes is more relevant than I originally thought. The chain of command of this organization is the key to the success of the department and to its operations. Police officers use organizational communication strategies to protect citizens and to serve to the best of their ability.
The Holden Police Department has given me the opportunity for career education and has confirmed that this is my career choice. I believe this opportunity has put me at an advantage because a career as a police officer is competitive and difficult to achieve.