Mesa Verde offers new course for students seeking criminal justice careers

Sentinel staff report–
In partnership with the Citrus Heights Police Department, Mesa Verde High School is offering a new “Public Safety Pathway” program and internship for students interested in the criminal justice field. City and school officials will gather at the high school for a formal kick-0ff event for the program on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

“The Public Safety Pathway program is an introduction into the public safety field for students expressing an interest to work in the criminal justice field,” police said in a news release on Wednesday. “Students enrolled in this course receive knowledge, skills, and experiences to aid them in creating a future career in the law enforcement field.”

The department said students enrolled in the course “will conduct research into several law enforcement related topics, including criminal law, civil law, ethics, leadership, court system operations, community relations, investigative reporting, effective communication and use of force among several others.” Students will also get hands-on training during an 18-week internship with Citrus Heights police and other neighboring agencies, the department said.

Mesa Verde High School is located at 7501 Carriage Drive, in Citrus Heights. To learn more about the kick-off event, click here to see the Eventbrite listing.