An ‘arresting’ interest in promoting criminal justice careers

A student stands with three state troopersNew York State troopers Curtis Rich, T.J. McHugh and Davis Flores recently paid a visit to the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus, meeting with criminal justice  students and sharing all of the options that exist for those interested in careers in law enforcement.

 “The State Police have a great relationship with BOCES and we appreciate being able to show the students what opportunities exist,” said McHugh while meeting with students and others during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Schoharie CTE Campus.

 Among the students the delegation met with was William Loeper, who attends BOCES from Schoharie High School.

 “I am interested in a career in law enforcement and the State Police seem like  great option,” said the high school senior.

 Loeper is one of 94 students from nearly two-dozen school districts enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Capital Region BOCES for the 2022-23 school year. Working with partners in law enforcement like the State Police, students learn about the history, theory, practices, and recent developments in the field of criminal justice, as well as practice the skills necessary for those careers