Mentor(s):Lori Swiston & Lieutenant Jim Davis
Topic of Internship
The Sheriff's Department oversees and runs the Bergen County Investigation Unit. This department is made up of many different investigative units. The Crime Scene Unit and Detective's Unit are both located here. They work in collaboration to solve crimes and enforce warrants issued by Bergen County judges. Since the Crime Lab in the building is the best in Bergen County, many pieces of evidence are sent there in order to help out the towns in Bergen County. There are also a few forensic departments, which include ballistics, fingerprinting, and crime scene investigation.
Summary of Internship
As an intern, I mostly handle child support warrants and work with the Detective Unit. I'm responsible for making spreadsheets and helping with the monthly count of arrests. In my duties, I have been able to visit the entire building and find out what jobs the different departments do. I work a bit in the fingerprinting division as well. My favorite part of the internship was going to court and finally seeing the faces of the people who my mentors arrest on a daily basis.
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