EHOVE Criminal Justice Program
“There is no such thing as a typical or standard day in the Law Enforcement career, every day can be unpredictable.” This a lesson that we re-learn everyday. We do however have a lot of routines to stay organized. In Criminal Justice at EHOVE, our lab is run paramilitary. What that means is that our class is structured, modeled and ran like the military.
At the beginning of lab, we all stand at attention (standing still with arms at our sides) and take roll (attendance). As seniorsm we wear different gear to get us accustomed to properly functioning with extra weight. This can be a little more difficult than it sounds when we are actually physically training. We then fall out, normally outside, and stand for inspection. During inspection, trusted students evaluate others on uniform of the day. They’re making sure that there are no creases in clothes and we’re overall professional looking. Looking professional not only gets us in the habit of working on our uniform, but also reminds us it is important for officer safety.
We always say the pledge of allegiance. Being that a lot of our classmates plan on going into the military, I’m proud to say we are always loud and proud. Lastly, we fall out to go to our lesson. Currently, we are working on completing our Certified Protection Officer Course.
I’m sure this seems a lot different that a typical high school day, but I promise adaptability is something that is easy! When I heard that at EHOVE there was a uniform for everyday I thought it was absolutely disgusting to be honest. I love it now! It is SO much more easier knowing exactly what your going to wear everyday and not having to pick out clothes last minute in the morning. Another possible intimidating thing is the language. Eventually, everyone in my class has learned different terms that an actual station would use. It all goes back to adaptability-one of our core values.
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