Seniors in the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Magnet Program Celebrate Graduation
Four years flew by for students in the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Magnet Program at Manalapan High School. The 27 graduating seniors were celebrated during a special Senior Recognition Program open to their family members on June 15th.
While baby photos submitted by their parents flashed on the screen behind them, the graduates’ future ambitions were revealed by Ms. Michelle Lilley, the program’s supervisor. Many of the students are continuing their education in a wide variety of degree programs including business, behavioral psychology, and computer science. Students also plan to continue their work in law enforcement and public safety, by pursuing criminal justice and criminology degrees. Five students were also recognized for their graduation from the Monmouth County Police Academy. Those students are now Class I Officers ready for employment in local police departments.
This year’s graduating class includes:
The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Magnet Program, housed at Manalapan High School, is a highly focused program for students with specific interests in law enforcement, firefighting, homeland security and first response. The program of study includes law enforcement, physical training, and forensic science. In addition, students will receive training toward certification in various public safety areas, such as Red Cross First Aid and CPR. Skills and an expanded knowledge of the field is achieved through active participation in volunteer programs and a senior externship.