Student Information

Student Name

Andrew Swamy




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Bergen County Sheriff's Office

Mentor(s):Sgt. Calabrese, Officer Aihmee Mehnert, Officer Nick Nazare, Officer Sonya

Topic of Internship

Community Outreach

Background Information

The Community Outreach Unit is a department in the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (or Courthouse) in Hackensack, New Jersey. The Courthouse was originally built as a jail and a courthouse back in the 1900’s. It now serves as the place for many offices and departments that help serve and protect the community. The Community Outreach department focuses on maintaining safety throughout the county. The want to make sure that every citizen feels they can be safe in their homes whether they are old or mentally disabled. They help and strive to make sure our community is one of the safest and most reliable places to live.

Summary of Internship

During my time in the office I have certainly gotten a full experience of what the Community Outreach Department is all about. I went to several events like Zoo-Boo, Thanks 4 Giving Plunge, and the Wallington Police Parade, that gave me real taste of what my officers go through on a daily basis that shows that they care for their community. Besides those events my mentors have shown us what a true person in the Community Outreach department can do to ensure safety throughout the community. Some of the roles that I have are calling seniors who are part of the Senior GoldStar I.D program, making phone calls to organizations to organize presentations for the Sheriff, and doing other daily tasks that are essential to overall security of the community.

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