Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
East Bridgewater Police Seeking Summer/Fall Interns
Internship Program Offers Hands-On Experience with EBPD
EAST BRIDGEWATER – Chief Scott Allen reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department is seeking candidates for their internship program for the summer and fall.
The program is run by Deputy Chief Paul O’Brien, who oversees interns and assigns them a variety of tasks in order to give them real world experience with many facets of the department’s operations.
Interns go on ride-alongs with patrolmen and detectives, attend court proceedings with the department’s court prosecutor, work with dispatchers, observe the booking process and learn how to write reports.
Deputy Chief O’Brien also gives interns opportunities to work on special projects, such as helping the department review old cases and files.
“It’s a great way for these students to engage with our officers on a daily basis. We try to make it as hands-on as possible, in order give them exposure to what it’s like being a police officer,” Deputy Chief O’Brien said. “We also consider it an opportunity to look at potential future job candidates when openings and staff increases come along.”
The East Bridgewater Police Department currently has one intern who will be graduating college in May. Since 2013, 14 college students have participated in and completed the department’s internship program.
Their current intern, Allen Delva, age 22, of Malden, is a senior at Bridgewater State University. Delva is majoring in criminal justice. The internship is part of his final degree requirements to graduate.
“I wanted to get a sense of what being a police officer was really like and this internship has been perfect for that,” Delva said. “The East Bridgewater Police have really helped me understand what police officers do, day in and day out, and this experience has definitely increased my desire to pursue a career in law enforcement.”
The East Bridgewater Police Department currently has openings for the summer and fall.
The program is part-time and interns must complete 140 hours in seven weeks. Most candidates that apply are criminal justice majors, however students in other fields of study will be considered.
College juniors and seniors are preferred or those who need the internship as part of a requirement to earn their degree.
To apply, send a letter of interest to Deputy Chief O’Brien at [email protected].