In April of 2016, Sheriff Mark Dannels entered into a two-year inter-agency agreement with members of the Cochise Technology District to support instruction and resources to local High Schools supporting the mission of the Arizona Department of Education Curriculum for Career Technology and Education under “Law, Public Safety and Security”.
Sheriff Dannels appointed Deputy Forest Hauser to be the Sheriff’s Office Coordinator for this project in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Public Safety Coordinator Trooper Amber Navarrette.
The participating schools in this program are Valley Union High School, Bisbee High School, Willcox High School, and Tombstone High School.
In an open letter to Students and Parents, Sheriff Dannels says,
“Dear Student, Parent/Guardian,
On behalf of the Cochise Technology District and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, we want to welcome you and your parent/guardian to the Law, Public Safety and Security class. We’re excited to share with you the exciting profession of Law, Corrections, Security and Public Safety. We will commit to the welfare and learning processes of your child/student.
Your child has chosen an exciting, fast paced and relevant class in law and public safety. This class will expose your child to the rigors of a law enforcement, public safety and corrections which can be considered a “Para-Military” setting. The priority of career and technological education is to provide the student with real world experience and preparation. Your child will experience physical training, defensive tactics, job related stressors and classroom learning similar to a public safety academy (minus firearms and driving).
Classroom settings include teaching from instructors with real world law enforcement experience and training and scenario based learning that includes role players.
Students will be issued equipment that is relevant to this class that they will be responsible for throughout the year.
Please know that the staff who will be working with/training your student are professional and highly experienced in their craft. Your student will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. It is our goal to enlighten your student with the basic police training experience. It is our hope that this will be an enjoyable and memorable year for them. The care and welfare of your student is our priority.”
JTED Mission Statement
It is our desire to provide and implement this program to high school students who want to succeed and achieve their goals by providing the basic skills, abilities and knowledge in preparing students for successful entry into the public safety profession at the federal, state, county or local level. These careers include but are not limited to; law enforcement, corrections, public and private security and various military careers. They will also be provided with an academic base to enable them to pursue further education (post-secondary) upon completion of the program if they so desire.
It is the desires of CTD and CTE that students are presented with possible career choices and paths and to expose the elements within the Law Enforcement Profession at the Federal, State and Local levels, Corrections Profession at the Federal, State and Local levels, Law Practices and Private Security.It is my goal for students to achieve the motivation needed toward enhancing the development of their character.
JTED Successes to date:
Because of the exposure these students have received during this instruction;
-One student has secured employment with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office; Detention Division.
-5 Students plan to enter the United States Military
-7 Students plan to further their education at the University or College
-1 Student has committed to secure employment with the United States Border Patrol Homeland Security (upon acceptance and age)
-1 Student has committed to secure employment with the United States Customs Homeland Security (upon acceptance and age)
-9 Students plan to secure law enforcement careers (undetermined agencies)
-1 Student has committed to working in Forensics
Please check with your local High School to for participation details, or contact Deputy Forest Hauser at 520-559-0235.
Thank you for your support to our program and the philosophy of career and technical education. Please feel free to contact us at any time should you have questions regarding your child/student.