Monday, March 23, 2015

Students in Dr. Barnes' Justice Intro classes hear from Alaska State Trooper recruiter Sgt. Luis Nieves

Dr. Barnes (on far right) stands next to Sgt.Nieves as he talks to students
following the formal class presentation.
Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice Center faculty, invited Alaska State Trooper recruiter, Sgt. Luis Nieves, to speak to his JUST 110 Intro to Justice classes on March 18 and 19 about careers in law enforcement.  Sgt. Nieves is the recruiter for all of the law enforcement entities under the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

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.