Ride Along with Patrolman Christman

Local officer hosts high schoolers for educational program

by John Vogt – March 2, 2018

Our local area schools have many unique opportunities and programs for students to learn from hands-on training and in-the-field experience. One of these includes the Ride Along Program in partnership with the Wellsboro Police Department. This program has been in existence for over 20 years and has been well received by educators, parents, law enforcement officials and students alike. Students ride along with the WPD for approximately two hours of an officer’s shift. During those two hours anything can happen, setting up a perfect learning experience for the students. The program is not only informative and interesting, but has students on the edge of their seats as they watch our police officers in action.

“I think it gives the students and the kids in the community a different perspective that they don’t have coming into this class,” said Patrolman Christman, one of this year’s officers involved in the program. “I was actually a product of this program when I was in high school and I took a lot out of it.”

Today’s broadcast features a preview of what it’s like to ride along with law enforcement as Home Page hops in the back seat with two of our area students as they learn what it means to serve and protect our community.

Credits:
Idea/Concept: John Vogt
Videography: Andrew Moore, John Vogt
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: John Vogt
Correspondent: John Vogt

Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Dunham’s Department Store, Laurel Health Centers

Advertising (Inside)

New Creation Events Presents Unspoken with David Dunn

Circle W Sports

UPMC Susquehanna

Laurel Health Centers

Penn Wells Hotel Lodge

Cafe 1905

Citizens & Northern Bank

Vertical Edge Media

Dunhams Department Store

First Citizens Community Bank

Sherwood Motel

Bethany's Jewelry and Design

Johnnyz HOT ROD Cafe

Peggy's Candies & Gifts
Matthews Motor Company

Terreuz Jewelry

Akikos Floral Arts

Pops Culture Shoppe

Three Springs Ministries

Accounting with Attitude

In My Shoes

Wellsboro Woodlands

Ginn & Vickery Attorneys at Law

Dunhams Do-it Center

Wellsboro Inn on the Green

Tony's Italian Cuisine

The Fifth Season