Master Trooper Norman Chaffins, with the Kentucky State Police, recently visited Josh Baldwin’s Criminal Justice class at Grayson County high School to give students a real-life view of a career the field of law enforcement.
Chaffins shared with interested students the requirements for becoming an officer as well as the process one must complete in order to work in the field. Additionally, students had the opportunity to watch a video on trooper training.
The Criminal Justice class is an elective, or optional, course at the high school, and is a very popular one with students, according to Caryn Lewis, Public Information Officer with the Grayson County School Board.
While some students opt to take the class out of curiosity, many of them aspire to a career in criminal justice.
“Bringing professionals into the classroom provides earlier insights into the realities of many careers,” Lewis said, “so students can get a head start mapping out their future plans.”
This Criminal Justice session is just one of the numerous educational experiences Chaffins provides for students in Grayson and the surrounding counties through KSP. Chaffins can often be found in local elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Post 4 area as a part of the agency’s effort to improve children’s futures through early education.