Palos Park Police academic
partnership program goes international.
Palos Park Police Commissioner Dan
Polk is pleased to announce that the Palos Park Police Department
academic partnership program has gone international.
This summer the Palos Park Police
Department welcomes Bweh Epah of Governors State University who is
from Cameroon. Bweh is senior from Governor’s State and is serving
as an intern with the Palos Park Police Department throughout the
summer semester. His father Anthony Epah, is a Profession of History
at DePaul University.
The Palos Park Police Department
academic partnerships offer seniors the opportunity to spend a
semester working in a real public safety agency. College interns
spend a semester working with the Palos Park Police Department in
three distinct sections of the organization, Patrol, Administration
and Investigations. Interns earn college credit while gaining the
experience associated with working in a real public service agency
and seeing how day to day operations work.
Chief Joe Miller said, “Interns learn
everything from how to order uniforms, pay the gasoline bills for
patrol cars, keeping officers trained and current, as well as how
the police function in a free society.”
The academic partnerships were started several years ago as way to
team up with academia and stay current with the ever changing trends
Chief Joe Miller serves as a
professor in Lewis University’s Public Safety and Policy programs
and at Moraine Valley Community College.