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Alumni panel discussion: "The Reality of Law Enforcement: Risk and Reward"

Thursday, April 21, 2016
9 - 11:00 a.m.
The Melissa Warner Bow Grand Hall (ballroom #F&G)
at The John Gilbert Reese Center​​
1209 University Drive
Newark campus

The recent death of Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell, a 2002 COTC Basic Police Academy graduate, was a startling reminder that law enforcement careers can be dangerous.  Cottrell was killed in the line of duty while working in a small town in Knox County. If it can happen in Danville, it can happen anywhere.  A panel of seven COTC alumni will be talking about the risks and rewards of a career serving others in law enforcement. The program will include time for students to ask questions.

PANEL MEMBERS:

Mark J. Weiner, Director of Victim Services
Licking County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Justice Technology, 1992

Ptl. Rene Joris, Patrol Officer
Fredericktown Police Department
Basic Police Academy, 2015

Sheriff Randy Thorp, Licking County Sheriff
Licking County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Justice Technology, 2000

Officer Jarrod Conley, Detective
Newark Division of Police
Law Enforcement Technology, 1999

Whitney Babbert, Probation Officer
Licking County Court of Common Pleas – Adult Court Services
Human Services Social Services, 2009

Officer David Burris, K-9 Unit
Newark Division of Police
Law Enforcement Technology, 2005

Officer Jillyan Will, Patrol Officer
New Albany Police Department
Basic Police Academy, 2015

During the event Central Ohio Technical College President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., will make a special announcement about plans to honor fallen Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell.

This event is free and open to the public.​