From Edgewater PD Chief John Hough:
A representative from Denver Public Schools Career Education Center Middle College of Denver contacted the Edgewater Police Department on November 20, 2013 to solicit the Department’s cooperation in the Executive Internship Program. The Middle College of Denver, under the umbrella of the Denver Public Schools, is an educational partner with the Community College of Denver.
Under the Program, a Senior at a Denver Public School, who is studying criminal justice with an interest in the field as a future career, would be accepted as an intern with the Police Department. The student would be required to submit a resume and successfully complete an interview process. In addition, the student intern would be required to successfully complete an appropriate background investigation due to the nature of the work in the Department. The internship would run from about January 2014 until late May 2014, with a commitment of about eight (8) hours/week. The tasks assigned to the intern at the Department would likely include administrative duties, but would also include appropriate exposure to other duties performed by officers such as fingerprinting and crime scene investigation. At the successful completion of the internship, with at least a satisfactory evaluation completed by the intern’s proctor at the Department, the student would receive high school credit hours toward graduation.
The student proposed as the likely intern for this cycle of the program is a 17-year-old Hispanic female who is fluent in the Spanish language.
The Edgewater Police Department has had considerable success in prior years as a partner in this internship program. One prior intern is currently employed by the City at City Hall, while other interns have gone on to further higher education in the field of criminal justice.