CCTEC HOSTS ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RODEO

By SNJ Today Staff

VINELAND, N.J. -

Students at the Cumberland County Technical Education Center (CCTEC) got to enjoy the nice weather and explore the world of law enforcement.

Students, members of local law enforcement and city officials all came out for the fourth annual Law Enforcement Rodeo.

Millville Mayor Michael Santiago served as the guest speaker to talk to graduating students of the school's law enforcement program about their futures.

The event is held to bring police and the community together by creating a better understanding of what an officer's job entails.

"Not only is it important for the law enforcement community here, it's important for our students and the community to see the type of job that law enforcement does on a daily basis," says Andre Lopez, director of school safety at CCTEC.

Students got to see demonstrations from a variety of participants, including the New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit, the Vineland Police K-9 Unit, and a drone demo by the Camden County Office of Emergency Management.

The event concluded with a picnic lunch for students and hopefully their future co-workers.