Student Information

Student Name

Ximena Sarria

Email

ximsar@epsd.org

Academy

Law

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Bergen County Sheriff's Office

Mentor(s):Sgt. John C. Calabrese, Officer Mehnert , & Officer Nazare

Topic of Internship

Law Enforcement

Background Information

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office has a vision and a mission. Their goal is to strive to be the leading law enforcement agency in the New Jersey. Their mission is to honor and commit to the citizens of Bergen County. The Community Outreach Unit in the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office works hard at bridging the gap between the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Bergen County. Whether they are organizing events programs to target alcohol and drug abuse and personal/senior/child safety or events to have the Sheriff speak to Bergen County Citizens, this unit never stops working.

Summary of Internship

When working in this type of unit that handles so many responsibilities, I came in everyday not knowing what to expect. With my internship here I experienced the best of both worlds; the world of law enforcement and the world of community outreach. As an intern I assisted in organizing my programs, like the Citizen’s Police Academy, that help the citizens of Bergen County become aware of what the Sheriff’s Office has to offer. I scheduled the Sheriff to speak and participate in events where the Community Outreach Unit represents the Sheriff’s Department. Overall this experience was unforgettable. I gained many new communication and organizational skills along with more knowledge of law enforcement.

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