|Dr. Barnes (on far right) stands next to Sgt.Nieves as he talks to students|
following the formal class presentation.
Sgt. Nieves discussed his background and experience with the Troopers, and encouraged students to think about entering a career that would allow them to be part of the solution to community problems. He outlined the benefits and challenges of law enforcement and noted, "We aren't looking for saints - we are looking for honest people." He also highlighted the need to keep a balance in one's life, especially when working in law enforcement. At the end of class, students had an additional opportunity to ask questions of Sgt. Nieves.