Aspiring to work in law enforcement for as long as he can remember, John Hillenbrand ’17, a sociology major and American studies minor, has recently been accepted into a summer internship program with the Rochester Police Department (RPD). Hillenbrand will work with the quartermaster of the RPD, taking on responsibility for uniforms, equipment and supplies used by the department.
“I will be able to see some pretty amazing things that you only ever hear about on the news,” says Hillenbrand, emphasizing the importance of firsthand experiences in law enforcement.
As a lieutenant with the Hobart and William Smith Emergency Medical Service, Hillenbrand believes that he has “a greater appreciation for those who are first responders. I hope to build on the insight I’ve gained through EMS to better understand the men and women who work in law enforcement. It’s an honor to participate in this internship.”
Hillenbrand adds “it is helping me gain valuable insights into the career field which I am actively pursuing right now.”
While interning at the RPD, Hillenbrand will be living at the Geneva Fire Department and continuing to volunteer as an active member of the Nester Hose Company.