Law Enforcement Classes Tour Aurora Police Department
What high schooler can say they got to ride in the Aurora PD BearCat? Well, IVVC Law Enforcement students can say they have. A few weeks ago, both the AM and PM classes got the opportunity to take an all-day trip to the Aurora Police Department (APD). While on this trip, students got a tour of the department, including the evidence room, where students got to see live evidence from homicides as well as other various crimes. The tour also included a SWAT presentation where students got to try parts of the SWAT test and learn about various equipment. Students got to hold riot shields, drones, batons, etc. The tour was concluded by a presentation from two cadets from APD, who gave students insight into the prestigious cadet program. Having this experience encouraged many graduating seniors to apply to become an APD Cadet.
Our IVVC class is known by companies and departments across the country, and these companies love to help out our class and even offer jobs. We recently had the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office donate gas masks which can be used to simulate real-life situations where an officer will need to use a gas mask for safety. Our classes also recently saw just how much our class is known countrywide when Soundoff Signal from Michigan graciously donated us a light bar and lighted push bar, which can be used to simulate what actual police lights and sirens will do to a scenario.
During class, our students learn valuable law enforcement skills, like traffic stops, which we simulate using our own squad car. But students will also learn how to communicate properly, discipline, hard work, and teamwork. IVVC Law Enforcement is a prime example of preparing the next generation to create a better future!