Logan police to take on intern
Logan Township police will take on a student intern, restarting a program that hadn’t been used in years.
She is Sarah Wilson, a student at Pittsburgh Technical Institute, according to Police Chief Dave Reese, speaking at a recent meeting at which the supervisors approved the assignment.
Reese wants to build up the program again, as the criminal justice curricula of post-secondary schools are a potential source of police employees, he said.
Asked by Supervisors Chairman Jim Patterson whether Wilson would be subject to danger, Reese said, “absolutely not.”
The focus will be on observation of administrative and organizational tasks, the department’s interactions with other agencies and ride-alongs that aren’t risky, Reese said.
“We got away from it,” Patterson said of the internship program. “(But) it’s good business for us.”
PTI reached out to Logan to arrange the internship, Reese said.
Wilson will be in civilian clothes during her 11-week stint, Reese said.
One current officer, Tyler McConnell, was an intern at Logan, officials said.
Mirror Staff Writer William Kibler is at 949-7038.