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About the Internship Program
Internship experiences will include: 
  • Accompanying a patrol officer on all official business (except when safety considerations dictate to the contrary)
  • Observing the writing of some reports, especially those necessary to process prisoners, inventory property, and/or criminally charge an offender
  • Participating in the Ride-Along Program as authorized by the chief of police
  • Receiving as many diverse assignments as possible
  • Spending time in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Services Division
  • Touring headquarters for familiarization purposes
  • Undergoing two evaluations during the semester or summer by the assigned supervisor

Rating Criteria
Interns will be given a rating on each of the following points: 
  • Ability / willingness to learn 
  • Ability to handle criticism 
  • Appearance 
  • Attendance 
  • Attitude towards work 
  • Creativity / suggestions 
  • Initiative
  • Judgments
  • Oral / written communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Quality / quantity of work
  • Work habits

Interns also have the opportunity to evaluate the internship themselves

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Aberdeen Police Department at (605) 626-7911. If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

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