The City of Grass Valley is a little cleaner and parking violators are more likely to pay attention to time limits as a result of the work of some college students. Sierra College and the Grass valley Police department are working together to provide intern opportunities for students in the Administration of Justice program. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting six of the Police Aides were present to inform the Council of their activities and share their experiences. Aide Mariah Smith was in charge of leading the presentation.
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The interns have desires to become members of various law enforcement agencies ranging from the Grass Valley PD and similar sized cities, to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Chief John Foster added that not only do the Police Aides do parking enforcement and cleanup, they often get to shadow him and other officers. Foster says two Aides were included in a recent residence search that involved multiple arrests.
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The Council expressed their appreciation of the work that the Police Aides were doing in the downtown area. The Internship program is in its second semester and Chief Foster hopes to see the program grow in numbers as well as expand learning opportunities for the students.