High school students compete in law enforcement scenarios


    Criminal justice students at Tulsa Tech will compete in crime scene investigations and traffic stops. (KTUL)

    Tulsa police officers are helping high school students to prepare for competitions that are coming up soon. Criminal justice students at Tulsa Tech will compete in crime scene investigations and traffic stops.

    “I want to be a CSI officer when I grow up. It has been a lifelong dream of mine and getting to work with Sergeant (Marcus) Harper has been something I’ve looked forward to, and it’s been truly an experience so far,” said Rachel Schaefer, who will compete.

    Harper and other officers have been assisting students, who are involved in criminal justice studies and many of them plan to pursue jobs in law enforcement.

    “We run them through a modified police academy, similar to what they would take at CLEET. It is for students who aspire to be police officers or work in the law enforcement field. We try to continue interest and give them some training that may assist them later on in their career,” said Michael Brown, instructor at Tulsa Tech.

    The students will engage in the competition in April, in Tulsa.

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