Feather River College students studying administration of justice participated in a hands-on learning experience when they toured the Plumas County Jail on Oct. 26. Associate Administration of Justice instructor Phil Rader reported that this event allowed students to get a sense of work exposure as a correctional officer and sheriff deputy.
“So the class is titled Crime Scene Investigation; however, I felt it important for these students to be engaged and exposed to the actual hands-on job duties of correctional officers and sheriff deputies,” said Rader.
Rader reported that the commander, sergeant, and other correctional officers discussed the booking process from arrest to searching, intake, fingerprinting, housing, medical, and other processes. Additionally, students were provided a brief on rehabilitation programs such as work programs, education programs, and incentives such as incarceration credits for completing various programs. “What was very special was seeing the outside of the new correctional facility and discussing the new advancements in security, rehabilitation, and wellness for the inmates,” said Rader.
Rader highlighted the relationship between FRC and the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, saying sheriff’s staff “went above and beyond in providing this hands-on experience.” He offered special thanks to Cmdr. Steve Clark and Sgt. Tanner Hermann.
Rader said FRC’s Administration of Justice Program has always had a partnership with the Sheriff’s Office. However, he described a new “public safety pipeline” in the works, which will “increase the cohesion between all public safety organizations.” “That’s our goal,” said Rader: “increasing the exposure, knowledge, and job duties between public safety officers and our administration of justice students.”
Information submitted by Feather River College