The Fort Osage School District has received a very special donation from the Blue Springs Police Department. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Officer Cory DeVaul:
Press Release from the Fort Osage School District
Thanks to the Blue Springs Police Department, the students in the Law Enforcement/Crime Scene Investigation program at the Fort Osage Career and Technology Center will provide real world learning for students while never having to leave the classroom. “Such realism helps to make the training these students are receiving more realistic as to what the environment would be like when thy would be working,” said Officer Cory DeVaul, instructor at the Career and Technology Center.
The patrol car, equipped with emergency lights, siren, and a prisoner cage, is set up as if it was still being used on a daily basis by the Blue Springs Police Department. The patrol car will play an essential part in teaching the students how to conduct traffic stops, as well as, using it to protect scenes such as traffic crashes. The students will learn how to use the emergency equipment when necessary and how that equipment can help to increase their safety when conducting such tasks. The car will also help to teach the students how to perform more than one task at a time while remaining aware of their safety just as they would in the field.