Ocean City Police Department
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Kahleel Charles

Liberal Arts Major: Criminology 
Minor: Security and Risk Analysis
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Experience Time: Summer 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

As a Public Safety Aide on patrol, my main responsibility was assisting in the transportation of arrestees that have committed a criminal offense to the jail facility in Ocean City. Other responsibilities included the enforcement of civil ordinances of Ocean City, and assisting police officers when they are dispatched to criminal or civil matters. This ranged from a noise complaint to incidents where a domestic assault occurred.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically by allowing me to have a stronger comprehension of the reasonings behind people's intention to commit crimes. Being able to share the personal experiences in my various classrooms so long as it relates to the topic at hand will provide me a greater sense of what is being taught by my professors. My experience also reinforced what I have previously learned in my courses, which increased my abilities to perform the tasks.

"Being able to share the personal experiences in my various classrooms so long as it relates to the topic at hand will provide me a greater sense of what is being taught by my professors."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience gave me an insight on how the criminal justice system operates between law enforcement, corrections, and courts, along with the ways in which crime can potentially be mitigated. It gives me the opportunity to provide my own hypothesis. The internship also helped to developed my decision-making and interpersonal skills in which are a necessity in the field crime analysis and intelligence.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of Liberal Arts helped me to succeed in this experience by providing enrichment funds that were used towards rent and additional equipment needed for my internship. The emails I have received that encouraged me to apply for funding made me take imitative in ensuring that my months in Ocean City would be smooth and that expenses would not be a concern for me.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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