Summer presents life-changing opportunities to Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) students. Whether it’s through camps, job shadowing, work opportunities, etc., Career Specialists help students line up applications, interviews, enrollment or whatever else they need to obtain those experiences.
One JAG-K student took advantage of an opportunity offered by the Kansas Highway Patrol to learn more about a career field that interests him: law enforcement.
Jacob Humphrey, a rising senior at Augusta High School, gained sponsorship from his local American Legion to pay for him to attend the week-long Cadet Law Enforcement Academy at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina. The academy is designed to equip high school students with knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of all law enforcement officials. Upon graduation students should better understand, respect and appreciate law enforcement personnel at all levels.
“It was an incredible experience, and it gives me much more confidence for when I do eventually enter the police academy,” said Humphrey.
Humphrey said the students learned highway patrol safety and defensive tactical strategies. They received weapons training and flew in a Highway Patrol plane over the Salina area.