“Seek out opportunities for leadership at school and in your community…” advised FBI Special Agent Coleman when asked by a student what she could do to land a career in the FBI. Coleman also encouraged students to steer clear of trouble and to work hard in school.
Special Agent Coleman of the New Haven Field Office of the FBI visited the CREC Public Safety Academy in Enfield last month as part of the school’s public safety-themed guest speaker series. The series is designed to provide students first-hand accounts of what it is like to serve in public service fields, and guest speakers are eager to offer advice to students considering a future career with their agencies.
The CREC Public Safety Academy is an interdistrict magnet high school located in Enfield. The school is open to students in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning more about or entering careers in public safety. The school prepares students for post-secondary education at the college level, so that they will be well prepared to learn the many important and complex tasks that an emergency responder carries out on a daily basis. The school also provides students with the public safety-related knowledge and experiences that will enable them to join the ranks of agencies that serve and protect their communities. The speaker series and the school’s collaborative relationships with local service personnel and agencies are central to the school’s curriculum.
CREC Schools are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information about the CREC Public Safety Academy, visit www.crecschools.org or attend an open house. Open houses for the CREC Public Safety Academy will be held on December 11 from 6:00-7:30 PM, January 25 from 9:00-10:30 AM, and February 25 from 6:00-7:30 PM at 117 Post Office Road in Enfield.