WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:11.000 Music. 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:21.000 Each panelist is going to have about five minutes to talk about themselves and what they do and what area of criminal justice they represent. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:28.000 And after we are done with everybody's introductions first of all introduce yourselves properly 00:00:28.000 --> 00:00:35.000 and then once that is done we will allow you to ask them questions okay. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:47.000 So I've been told as the moderator of the panel I'm going to be standing so I'll be here you can ignore me and listen to the person speaking. 00:00:47.000 --> 00:00:52.000 Alright so we'll start in order we'll go with Kevin Jones first. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:60.000 Alright my names Kevin Jones I work with the FBI here in Salem. I graduated from WOU in 2012. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:05.000 I was lucky enough to get an internship with the bureau and so I'll be talking about the FBI, my experience here at Western 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:11.000 and a lot of things i was able to bring the the bureau thanks to Western. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:24.000 Hi I'm Sabrina Hunter I'm a police office with city of Salem. I have been working there since 2011. I graduated from Western in 2007. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:34.000 My name is Stephanie Hughes and I'm a crime victim advocate with the Benton County district attorneys office. I graduated from Western in 2015. 00:01:34.000 --> 00:01:44.000 My name is Deputy Sam Hatch. I'm a corrections deputy for Polk County sheriffs office and I graduated from Western in 2015. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:52.000 My name is Elizabeth Quintana I am a juvenile probational officer from Marion County. I graduated from western in 2010. 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:60.000 And as Vivian said my name is Omar Melchor Ayala and I've been teaching here for five years or so. 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:08.000 First generation student I think that we have a couple of those in the audience so go first generation. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:15.000 Alright so we are going to go ahead and start addressing some questions we have already given them. 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:26.000 So they will first address and talk to you about that that should give you a little bit of detail about what they do then we can take questions from you. 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:29.000 So we'll start with Kevin. 00:02:29.000 --> 00:02:36.000 So like I said my names Kevin Jones I'm with the FBI here in Salem. I was a student here. 00:02:36.000 --> 00:02:43.000 I was actually sitting right where you guys are all sitting. I went to a high school over in Portland, Benson Polytechnic. 00:02:43.000 --> 00:02:51.000 I did not know what I wanted to do when I was getting ready to graduate. I knew that I wanted to go to college. That kinda seemed like a pretty clear thing for me. 00:02:51.000 --> 00:02:57.000 But where or how, any of the details were all lost to me I literally had no idea what I wanted to do. 00:02:57.000 --> 00:02:64.000 I had some interests but again the reason why I came to Western was because I just wanted to go to college and 00:03:04.000 --> 00:03:10.000 I came to one of these actually this exact same even and sat there with my mom and 00:03:10.000 --> 00:03:18.000 I was looking around and I thought this is a nice campus. I feel like I know a lot of this stuff. I feel like a lot of this is comfortable to me. 00:03:18.000 --> 00:03:24.000 This was actually the only campus that I visited prior to me choosing where I wanted to go for college. 00:03:24.000 --> 00:03:32.000 So it just seemed like a pretty clear choice for me. I ended up convincing my best friend in high school to come here and play football so we were roomies. 00:03:32.000 --> 00:03:40.000 And so we were off. I came here and initially I thought I wanted to do biology as a major 00:03:40.000 --> 00:03:45.000 and then I realized that I'm not good at science so that seemed pretty clear to me and then I thought maybe teaching. 00:03:45.000 --> 00:03:52.000 So I explored that a little bit and I didn't really, a lot of things didn't really click to me. 00:03:52.000 --> 00:03:60.000 Then a friend of mine said he was taking a criminal justice class and that they were talking about drug prevention and crime rates and 00:04:00.000 --> 00:04:05.000 things like that and I was like wow that seems interesting tell me more about that, who's your teacher? 00:04:05.000 --> 00:04:15.000 And so we were off and I was sold. I said I'll check out a criminal justice class lets see how it goes. So I sat in a criminal justice class and was hooked. 00:04:15.000 --> 00:04:20.000 I was like yep this is what I want to do. I don't know where, again I was at the same place I don't know where I want 00:04:20.000 --> 00:04:28.000 to work, how I'm going to do it any of the details were lost to me I didn't know but I knew that was at least an interest and that's kind of where I was being pulled. 00:04:28.000 --> 00:04:36.000 So I finished up school I was really trying hard to stay focused on grades and things like that so my heading into 00:04:36.000 --> 00:04:45.000 my junior year since I was already selected to or I had already chose criminal justice as my major I had to do whats called a practicum which is an internship. 00:04:45.000 --> 00:04:51.000 And a lot of it's left to your own devices on how you arrange your internship and where you want to go. 00:04:51.000 --> 00:04:60.000 So I was looking at a lot of different internships, Polk County, State of Oregon Police, pretty much anywhere and then I though you know what 00:05:00.000 --> 00:05:04.000 where else, what would be the best practicum in my opinion that I think I can find 00:05:04.000 --> 00:05:12.000 and then I thought well what about like the FBI or the CIA or the ATF or like any of those three letter agencies those are all really cool. 00:05:12.000 --> 00:05:17.000 So I went over to the library because my laptop was broken so I couldn't use it in my dorm 00:05:17.000 --> 00:05:21.000 so I went over to the library and I started doing some research and I went on the FBI's website 00:05:21.000 --> 00:05:32.000 and I felt really cool that I was in the library and I was on the FBI's website. People were walking by and I'm like FBI's website right there this is really cool. 00:05:32.000 --> 00:05:42.000 But I didn't know if they did an internship or anything and so I ended up going to an internship page and found out the FBI does internships. 00:05:42.000 --> 00:05:52.000 But there was no information. There was no dates that said that it was gonna open up the application process in the fall and I was like well heck it's the fall right now. 00:05:52.000 --> 00:05:60.000 I wonder when that's going to open so I was doing something else but you know when you leave your curser on something on your 00:06:00.000 --> 00:06:06.000 computer and your computer thinks you need help to understand what that is so that little information bar pops up. 00:06:06.000 --> 00:06:15.000 So a little information bar thing popped up and it said like November tenth and I went oh well thats in like three days I wonder if thats when they open up the application process. 00:06:15.000 --> 00:06:20.000 So I left and I came back three days later sat in the same spot and sure enough they said the FBI 00:06:20.000 --> 00:06:28.000 is opening up their application process for the next like five days. I was like okay this is it. Fired off an application never thought in a million years I would ever 00:06:28.000 --> 00:06:36.000 get an email back because who ever gets an email back from the FBI right that just never happens unless you're being scammed right but I got an email 00:06:36.000 --> 00:06:44.000 back and it said you know thank you you know for your application can you please you know fill out these other documents so I filled out a bunch 00:06:44.000 --> 00:06:52.000 of documents and we went back and forth and long story short I ended up getting the internship and I 00:06:52.000 --> 00:06:60.000 called my dad and said I need a suit can you please buy me a suit? He says sure so I went up and worked for the FBI for ten weeks 00:07:00.000 --> 00:07:08.000 up in Portland. I worked on the cyber program and did some international terrorism stuff up there and it was really hands on like it was not 00:07:08.000 --> 00:07:12.000 the you know intern please go make us a cup of coffee kind of thing it was like hey intern would you mind running 00:07:12.000 --> 00:07:17.000 these names to determine who these people are. It was really involved and I thought this is really cool. 00:07:17.000 --> 00:07:24.000 So at the end of my ten weeks they asked if I wanted to continue my internship because I had to come back here to finish up my senior year. 00:07:24.000 --> 00:07:30.000 So I said yeah absolutely do I have to drive back to Portland for this and they said no we have an office in Salem. 00:07:30.000 --> 00:07:36.000 So I came to Salem and I worked there for eight months. Prior to gradation I was able to secure a job 00:07:36.000 --> 00:07:41.000 and I drove back up to Portland and moved everything back up there and started working. 00:07:41.000 --> 00:07:48.000 And I worked in the confidential file room for about two years. Really interesting I got to work 00:07:48.000 --> 00:07:56.000 with a lot of reformats and a lot of programs like that but it really gave me an opportunity to bring my experience both as a student here and as an intern 00:07:56.000 --> 00:07:60.000 to a full time employment and I was able to ask all the silly questions as an intern 00:08:00.000 --> 00:08:08.000 because I don't know anything and I really took hold of that and I ran with it and I was able to ask what I thought were silly weird questions but I was given honest answers. 00:08:08.000 --> 00:08:18.000 So I worked up there for two years and then I got a job doing tactical intelligence work down here in Salem. 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:24.000 So in Salem we manage all of the federal crimes within the five counties surrounding us. 00:08:24.000 --> 00:08:28.000 And it's great and I was really able to take a lot of the information and a lot of the 00:08:28.000 --> 00:08:36.000 knowledge that I learned here at Western as a student and I use it everyday and It's the best choice that I made 00:08:36.000 --> 00:08:44.000 as far as my education was to come here sit in the same spot you guys were at. I had interest I didn't know how it was all going to work out 00:08:44.000 --> 00:08:48.000 but that's kinda the funny thing about life, things just kinda work out. 00:08:48.000 --> 00:08:56.000 So a couple things really if you guys are looking to come to Western if you guys are looking to get into criminal justice 00:08:56.000 --> 00:08:64.000 secure internships do things like that. Theres really not a playbook that you can go find on amazon and have it prime ship to your house 00:09:04.000 --> 00:09:10.000 theres nothing of that sort. What you really need to do is take a look at what you're doing right now and figure out how to make it better. 00:09:10.000 --> 00:09:15.000 Nobody is perfect, myself included. Theres always ways to improve yourself. 00:09:15.000 --> 00:09:20.000 Spend some time talking to your councilors, to your parents, to teachers 00:09:20.000 --> 00:09:24.000 and invest some time in yourself because right now 00:09:24.000 --> 00:09:32.000 although it may look like graduation from college is a million miles away but really four years go by 00:09:32.000 --> 00:09:40.000 incredibly fast and I'm sure anyone here can attest to that so spend some time really make yourself a quality candidate so that way when four years 00:09:40.000 --> 00:09:44.000 go by when you graduate from Western you can really thank yourself for the hard work you put in. 00:09:44.000 --> 00:09:58.000 So thats pretty much all for me I'll be hanging around I'll be upstairs for a little bit I'd love to answer some questions also after the panel finished try to shine some light on what the FBI does thanks. 00:09:58.000 --> 00:09:59.000 Thank you very much. 00:09:59.000 --> 00:09:64.000 Applause. 00:10:04.000 --> 00:10:12.000 So you will have the opportunity to ask him questions after the whole panel is done speaking so keep your questions. 00:10:12.000 --> 00:10:16.000 Okay no we'll have officer Hunter speak. 00:10:16.000 --> 00:10:24.000 Like I said my names Sabrina I graduated from here I guess its been ten years. A little bit of a different story from Kevin, 00:10:24.000 --> 00:10:28.000 I am a first generation college student and I did not have any support from my family. 00:10:28.000 --> 00:10:34.000 They actually told me not to go to college. That it was a waist of time and waste of money. 00:10:34.000 --> 00:10:39.000 So being a defiant teenager I said actually I'm gonna go because you told me not to. 00:10:39.000 --> 00:10:46.000 Anyways, so my parents both worked dead end jobs my moms a waitress, my dad is a semi truck driver. 00:10:46.000 --> 00:10:52.000 So I knew I didn't want to work so hard my whole life to make ends meet. 00:10:52.000 --> 00:10:60.000 I wanted to be a success story. I wanted to be a police officer since I was a small child. I grew up in a family of cops. 00:11:00.000 --> 00:11:07.000 I have pictures of me as a three year old dressed every day for like years in police officer uniforms. 00:11:07.000 --> 00:11:13.000 Anyways, so I did a couple years at community college down in Eugene and then that got me no where. 00:11:13.000 --> 00:11:19.000 I learned none of my credits transferred I didn't have a support system so I started over from scratch at Western. 00:11:19.000 --> 00:11:27.000 I chose this school because it is so small and so intimate and one of my professors, Vivian, they actually care about you. 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:35.000 They take time to help you, they know your name, they're very small class sizes it feels like home. That's why I chose this school. 00:11:35.000 --> 00:11:42.000 The opportunities I was granted at Western, they placed me with a practicum with state police. 00:11:42.000 --> 00:11:50.000 I also worked with the Abby's House which is a like a center for domestic violence victims here at the campus 00:11:50.000 --> 00:11:55.000 and I was also placed with Sable House which is kind of a similar program up in Dallas. 00:11:55.000 --> 00:11:60.000 So I was given a lot of volunteer experience while I went to school here. 00:12:00.000 --> 00:12:08.000 When I graduated ten years ago I had this mindset that I would automatically get my dream job. 00:12:08.000 --> 00:12:14.000 I was completely wrong. There are hundreds and hundreds of people that apply for one police officer position. 00:12:14.000 --> 00:12:24.000 It is so ungodly competitive you have no idea. So I realized I had to stand out from the rest of the candidates. So I continued to volunteer. 00:12:24.000 --> 00:12:31.000 Years after I graduated I worked for Marion County parole and probation with the sex offender unit. 00:12:31.000 --> 00:12:38.000 Which I thoroughly enjoyed. I got a part time job as a community service officer with the Salem police. 00:12:38.000 --> 00:12:46.000 It was I think 14 hours a week, really bad pay, but I did it because I knew I needed to put my foot in the door. 00:12:46.000 --> 00:12:56.000 So once I got hired with Salem seven years ago I guess I can talk about the testing process and the application process. 00:12:56.000 --> 00:12:60.000 It's a really long process to apply as a police officer. 00:13:00.000 --> 00:13:06.000 Just the applications and backgrounds and interviews and testing usually takes about six months. 00:13:06.000 --> 00:13:12.000 And like I said we usually when we'll hire for five people we'll have eight hundred people apply. 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:16.000 So we will do thorough background checks. We'll check your social media. 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:24.000 So just a heads up if you guys have facebook and snapchat, instagram just be careful what you post now. It will haunt you later on. 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:30.000 So once that's all finished and you get your job offer you go through training as a police officer it's very intense. 00:13:30.000 --> 00:13:36.000 It usually lasts anywhere from eight months to a year. It's all paid. 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:45.000 There's various phases of the testing process. We go through quarterly training every three months. I go to the range and I have to qualify. 00:13:45.000 --> 00:13:50.000 We have to go through a certain tactical course with a hand gun, a shot gun, less lethal shot gun. 00:13:50.000 --> 00:13:57.000 We go through CON-SIMS actually I have that on Saturday. It's just confrontational simulations. 00:13:57.000 --> 00:13:65.000 So we're doing a lot of active shooter trainings. So we simulate like what a school shooting would look like and how we would react to such a situation. 00:14:05.000 --> 00:14:12.000 We go through defensive tactics and EVOC which is how you learn how to drive crazy I guess in a police car. 00:14:12.000 --> 00:14:16.000 So we do that every quarter, we train a lot. 00:14:16.000 --> 00:14:23.000 As tedious and obnoxious as it is that we train all the time its great training so when we are confronted with 00:14:23.000 --> 00:14:30.000 a situation out in the field we just have that instant flash back to your training, you go right back to your training. 00:14:30.000 --> 00:14:37.000 You're on probation for 18 months as a police officer. So you're basically an at will employee at that time. 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:43.000 Anything you do or mess up about you can be terminated. 00:14:43.000 --> 00:14:50.000 Salem police department is the second largest city agency in Oregon next to Portland police bureau. 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:54.000 We have about two hundred police officers. 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:58.000 With such an agency that size there's a lot of opportunities for growth within our agency. 00:14:58.000 --> 00:14:68.000 I currently work grave yard shift patrol. So I'm your street cop that goes out and writes tickets and responds to domestic violence calls and shoplifts. 00:15:08.000 --> 00:15:12.000 Chase stolen cars, those kinds of things. 00:15:12.000 --> 00:15:20.000 So at some point if I do get bored with doing that the different divisions we have, we have a criminal investigations section 00:15:20.000 --> 00:15:29.000 which would be like your sex offenses, your homicides, your robberies and then theres a property crime division. 00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:33.000 That's like stolen cars, fraud, burglaries, things like that. 00:15:33.000 --> 00:15:38.000 We have school police officers that patrol the high schools. We have a K-9 unit. 00:15:38.000 --> 00:15:43.000 We have a crime prevention unit. There's a street crime unit which is like 00:15:43.000 --> 00:15:48.000 your under cover cops that are all covered in tattoos and beards they go out and do undercover drug buys. 00:15:48.000 --> 00:15:58.000 We have a drug enforcement unit. We have the motorcycle cops. We have a downtown unit which kind of rides bikes in the transit mall and down there. 00:15:58.000 --> 00:15:64.000 We also have a gang unit. We have a really large gang issue in Salem. 00:16:04.000 --> 00:16:12.000 We have our own SWAT team. We have a bomb team, tactical negotiations team and a mobil response team. 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:16.000 I'll tell you a little bit lets see about my involvement in the department. 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:24.000 I'm on a domestic violence team. So every month I meet and I we talk about new case laws that come out any. 00:16:24.000 --> 00:16:32.000 I go on probably three to five domestic violence calls a night per shift. So it's a huge issue in Salem. 00:16:32.000 --> 00:16:42.000 The potential for training is amazing. I'm getting sent to Texas for a week next month to do training. I'm trying to go to Las Vegas in May for domestic violence training. 00:16:42.000 --> 00:16:52.000 I am part of our recruiting team I have a table like Kevin said up. If you guys have any questions I'd love to talk about the testing process with you guys. 00:16:52.000 --> 00:16:61.000 We also have a chiefs internal advisory committee. So our chief meets with I think there's about 15 of us of all ranks and we 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:09.000 make decisions along with the chief as to uniforms and hiring and testing, policies, that kind of thing. 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:20.000 And I just got actually selected to do a multidisciplinary team with Marion County district attorneys office for human trafficking, So I'm really excite about that. 00:17:20.000 --> 00:17:32.000 The pay, I'll talk about the pay. Don't quote me on this but we start at 59,000 dollars a year which sounds not very exciting. 00:17:32.000 --> 00:17:44.000 But I go to court a lot, I work a lot of overtime so I was able to make 90,000 last year so 30 grand in overtime and court and you know trainings and whatever. 00:17:44.000 --> 00:17:50.000 So the money is great in my opinion. I would say my favorite thing about coming to work everyday is not knowing what I'm gonna do. 00:17:50.000 --> 00:17:60.000 It's not a mindless desk job where I sit in front of a computer and file paperwork everyday. I can go to work and I can get in fights I can get in 00:18:00.000 --> 00:18:06.000 high speed chases. I can you know take someone down by their hair it's great it's a good time. 00:18:06.000 --> 00:18:13.000 It's very it's just unpredictable. It's the best job ever. I come to work and I can't believe I get paid to do it. It's a good time. 00:18:13.000 --> 00:18:20.000 Like I said if you guys have any questions please come see me afterwards or when the panel's all done 00:18:20.000 --> 00:18:24.000 Thank you. Thank you very much. 00:18:24.000 --> 00:18:40.000 So by the way that clock is wrong. I'll let you know when time is running out okay. Alright so we'll have Stephanie Hughes next. 00:18:40.000 --> 00:18:50.000 So I'm Stephanie Hughes. I'm a crime victim advocate in Benton County at the district attorneys office. I'm also a graduate student here at Western. 00:18:50.000 --> 00:18:59.000 I was born and raised in Corvallis. After high school I had no idea what I wanted to do. 00:18:59.000 --> 00:18:65.000 Not a clue and decided to go to community college for two year. So I went to Linn-Benton. 00:19:05.000 --> 00:19:12.000 When I was done with that I still had no idea what I wanted to do. I had taken a couple different classes there 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:20.000 that I thought would interest me. Teaching, things like that. Nothing really fit for me. 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:27.000 I came up her to Western to do a tour and I met with some of the faculty with the department and 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:38.000 really fell in love with campus, fell in love with the advisors and the support staff and the professors and how much they supported their students to succeed. 00:19:38.000 --> 00:19:48.000 I was a young mom at the time too so college was kind of something that was on the back burner at the beginning. 00:19:48.000 --> 00:19:54.000 But I decided I wanted to go into it. I wanted to give it a try I knew I wanted to get an education to help support my family. 00:19:54.000 --> 00:19:60.000 So I came to Western, took a criminal justice class and fell in love. 00:20:00.000 --> 00:20:12.000 There was so much to learn in the lasses and there were so many different careers that I could go into that I decided to stick with it. 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:19.000 After I graduated in 2000 well let me back up. My senior year 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:28.000 I did a practicum experience with Benton County district attorneys office and thats where I learned about he victim assistance program. 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:34.000 Before that I didn't even really know what that was. So that really took everything 00:20:34.000 --> 00:20:41.000 that I learned in the classroom and put it into a job experience for me and led me in the direction I'm in now. 00:20:41.000 --> 00:20:48.000 I really enjoy working with victims and that side of the criminal justice system. 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:58.000 After I graduated and about three months after my practicum I was offered a part time position with the office and I took it. 00:20:58.000 --> 00:20:64.000 Over about a year it turned into a full time postition. 00:21:04.000 --> 00:21:12.000 Our program is made up of a director, four advocates, and two rotating intern students. 00:21:12.000 --> 00:21:14.000 Each of the advocates have a primary focus. 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:25.000 We have a domestic violence and elder abuse victim. We have a sexual assault victim and we have a juvenile bilingual advocate. 00:21:25.000 --> 00:21:32.000 Sorry I was just referring them to victims and their advocates and then we have a restitution advocate. 00:21:32.000 --> 00:21:38.000 My role in the office is restitution. 00:21:38.000 --> 00:21:45.000 Part of that is working with victims about the losses and expenses they've incurred as the result of a crime. 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:55.000 A lot of times it's medical bills, property damage, it's a wide range depending on the severity of the crime. 00:21:55.000 --> 00:21:66.000 Once I've completed that I submit it to the court and I request that the court order the defendant to pay for those losses. 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:13.000 We also work with other resources in the community and in the state that help victims recover. 00:22:13.000 --> 00:22:20.000 Not only from the trauma emotionally and mentally, but also the financial trauma. 00:22:20.000 --> 00:22:28.000 I go to court a lot with victims. We do restitution hearings. 00:22:28.000 --> 00:22:32.000 I help prepare victims for court. I walk them through the process. 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:44.000 I notify them of their rights as a victim which a lot of times people who haven't been involved in the system don't realize how many rights victims do have. 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:52.000 I also facilitate meetings between the victims and prosecutor in our office. Essentially how i look at it is 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:60.000 if the victim wants to participate in the case and they want their voice heard we help facilitate that to happen. 00:23:00.000 --> 00:23:12.000 I work really close with law enforcement with defense and protecting attorneys, probation officers, both juvinile and adult, and the court. 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:24.000 We also work with the department of justice a lot especially if cases are being referred to the state or federal level. 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:34.000 In my job it really requires a lot of communication skills. I do a lot of writing and I have to document everything that I do. 00:23:34.000 --> 00:23:44.000 I'm not privileged to confidential information with victims. So anything that they tell me I have to pass that along to the prosecutor who 00:23:44.000 --> 00:23:53.000 essentially has to pass that on to the defense which can ruin a case. So I make sure that that's well known with victims. 00:23:53.000 --> 00:23:61.000 But a lot of documentation, a lot of verbal skills and time management those are all things that are 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:08.000 really critical in my job and there are things that I learned through the program here at Western. 00:24:08.000 --> 00:24:16.000 The writing courses that I took were the biggest benefit for me as well as learning to balance 00:24:16.000 --> 00:24:24.000 as a student my personal life, school, work, all of those things. Learning how to manage those things really 00:24:24.000 --> 00:24:32.000 help when it gets down to having a career In criminal justice 00:24:32.000 --> 00:24:37.000 Right now we roughly serve about seven hundred victims every three months. 00:24:37.000 --> 00:24:44.000 Some cases take longer than others. Some go really quick, some go years. 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:56.000 For an example last year we provided about 38,000 services to victims between four of us four advocates in our county. 00:24:56.000 --> 00:24:60.000 What else is there. 00:25:00.000 --> 00:25:13.000 Having a degree in criminal justice gives me the opportunity for more advancement in my office and in other agencies. 00:25:13.000 --> 00:25:21.000 It also gives me more of an edge compared to those that are applying for the positions that don't have that. 00:25:21.000 --> 00:25:28.000 So I do encourage you guys to continue your education outside of highschool. 00:25:28.000 --> 00:25:38.000 I would also advise you guys to get to know the people in the criminal justice department and get to know the campus. 00:25:38.000 --> 00:25:44.000 Find out the people that you're going to be going to for advice and who want to help you succeed here. 00:25:44.000 --> 00:25:52.000 It's really one of the only ways that I succeeded was making those relationships and those connections with people. 00:25:52.000 --> 00:25:62.000 Not only with the school but they helped facilitate that outside of the education setting and into real world of networking. 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:13.000 I would also recommend taking a criminal justice class seeing if it fits for you and learning about all the career paths that criminal justice degree can take you in. 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:20.000 Thank you. 00:26:20.000 --> 00:26:24.000 So yeah I'm deputy Sam Hatch. 00:26:24.000 --> 00:26:28.000 I was born and raised in St. Helens Oregon which is about 30 minutes north of Portland. 00:26:28.000 --> 00:26:35.000 And it's a very small community very much Monmouth Western. It's a very small community. 00:26:35.000 --> 00:26:40.000 Growing up especially in high school I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a teacher. 00:26:40.000 --> 00:26:43.000 So you come to Western to be a teacher. 00:26:43.000 --> 00:26:52.000 I spent all four years of high school learning about being a teacher and then my senior year I was like I don't know if I really want to do this. 00:26:52.000 --> 00:26:56.000 Fortunately I had a brother who went to western who was in the CJ program. 00:26:56.000 --> 00:26:61.000 I came to visit him and I sat in in one of his CJ classes. That hooked me. 00:27:01.000 --> 00:27:06.000 Next four years after coming here I learned so many different things. 00:27:06.000 --> 00:27:13.000 I participated in the data crime analysis, doing a lot of the crime scene diagramming. 00:27:13.000 --> 00:27:22.000 Learning about policy, writing, writing is very important, and definitely getting the chance to do the internship program. 00:27:22.000 --> 00:27:26.000 I did mine at Marion County sheriffs office. 00:27:26.000 --> 00:27:34.000 I spent my time at the jail and it was an eye opener. I had no idea what to expect when I first walked through those doors but 00:27:34.000 --> 00:27:41.000 it's a whole new world and it's something that doesn't get shown in TV for 00:27:41.000 --> 00:27:48.000 like shows like cops thats all fun they spend a couple hours, I spend 12 hours a day. 00:27:48.000 --> 00:27:57.000 And part of what my job is is I the catch all term is maintain safety and security. 00:27:57.000 --> 00:27:64.000 We deal with the worst people in the public and some are not terrible they just make bad decisions in their life and they continue on. 00:28:04.000 --> 00:28:11.000 Our job is to make sure they go to court, they come back, they stay safe and they do their time they are supposed to be doing. 00:28:11.000 --> 00:28:18.000 But my jobs doesn't just end there it continues on with dealing with the we do court security. 00:28:18.000 --> 00:28:25.000 So we do arraignments when they first appear in front of the judge the judge does they do their whole process on that side of the 00:28:25.000 --> 00:28:32.000 on their side and when they come back we continue to maintain safety and security. 00:28:32.000 --> 00:28:42.000 We do transports. We get officers in our county they'll arrest people on other counties warrants. They come to us and we transport them over to their facility. 00:28:42.000 --> 00:28:49.000 We also we wear many hats. We're councilors, we are behavior and health aids. 00:28:49.000 --> 00:28:55.000 We got to recognize a lot of difference of these people that come in. They're drug addicts. There are people who are 00:28:55.000 --> 00:28:59.000 have behavior health issues who aren't taking their medication and they are self medicating with 00:28:59.000 --> 00:28:65.000 methemphedamines and heroin and all that nasty stuff that comes out. 00:29:05.000 --> 00:29:10.000 You know we're also we're investigators. 00:29:10.000 --> 00:29:18.000 There's a lot of things that go on in jail. These like I've said these are not the best people in the community so they like they'll still commit crimes in our facility. 00:29:18.000 --> 00:29:24.000 And we have to look into these things because again it goes back to maintaining safety and security. 00:29:24.000 --> 00:29:28.000 People like to make weapons, we find it. 00:29:28.000 --> 00:29:32.000 People like to bring in drugs, we will find it. 00:29:32.000 --> 00:29:36.000 Other parts you know we are problem solvers. 00:29:36.000 --> 00:29:44.000 We have to deal with verbal conflicts with inmates and arguing over what to watch on TV is one of the 00:29:44.000 --> 00:29:52.000 weirdest conversations to have with people saying it's okay you can watch the news for a little bit. 00:29:52.000 --> 00:29:60.000 Some of the parts you know that really hammer into why it's important to go to college and get into a CJ program 00:30:00.000 --> 00:30:03.000 is it will benefit you as you move forward in a career. 00:30:03.000 --> 00:30:12.000 You can only work on the floor, work patrol for so long in your life that you can't keep doing it. 00:30:12.000 --> 00:30:18.000 So you know eventually you have to work behind a desk. I know a lot of officers don't like but they'll realize it. 00:30:18.000 --> 00:30:27.000 So you know you have to get your higher certifications. Having a degree decreases the amount of time you have to spend in years of service. 00:30:27.000 --> 00:30:36.000 So when you have the opportunity to become a sergeant, become a captain, become a lieutenant, sherif, chief, it takes time but 00:30:36.000 --> 00:30:44.000 having a bachelors degree can cut that time in half. Having a masters even cuts you know cuts that time way down faster. 00:30:44.000 --> 00:30:51.000 And it's you know like I said it's a good investment and part of that is right now there are still agencies that are giving incentive pay. 00:30:51.000 --> 00:30:54.000 I get a seven percent incentive pay for having just a degree. 00:30:54.000 --> 00:30:60.000 So every pay scale I go up I get another seven percent because have a degree and it keeps going up if you have any higher education. 00:31:00.000 --> 00:31:08.000 Right now that's still a thing probably in the future it's going to be required to have a degree. 00:31:08.000 --> 00:31:16.000 And one of the best things you'll get from being in college is the habits that you get. One of the best habits that I have is I can pull all nighters. 00:31:16.000 --> 00:31:20.000 I can stay up all night and keep working with no issues. 00:31:20.000 --> 00:31:28.000 Report writing, we constantly document everything. Documentation is just liability, liability, liability. If you're aren't saving your 00:31:28.000 --> 00:31:36.000 self by writing good reports you're putting yourself in the opportunity of being in the face of a lawsuit. 00:31:36.000 --> 00:31:40.000 Other things is like when you first get hired you have to go to the academy. 00:31:40.000 --> 00:31:45.000 Whether its corrections for six weeks or patrol which is 16 weeks. 00:31:45.000 --> 00:31:52.000 Your, most people are at least 21 years old and they can be older. They don't spend time in school. The habits that you take 00:31:52.000 --> 00:31:59.000 from here move on to when you go to the academy. You only get a week, less then a week to learn new material. You have to test on in. 00:31:59.000 --> 00:31:65.000 Once you test on it you have to pass with a passing score of at least 75 percent for most things. 00:32:05.000 --> 00:32:12.000 Some of the people that go in there the'll fail because they don't have those habits that you take from high school to college to beyond 00:32:12.000 --> 00:32:16.000 and now they just waisted a bunch of time. 00:32:16.000 --> 00:32:20.000 And I you know the other parts too. 00:32:20.000 --> 00:32:32.000 Doing all this is that you make yourself more employable. You are committing yourself to a career that is a big liability. 00:32:32.000 --> 00:32:37.000 Big, you know you're an investment. You have to look at that. You are 00:32:37.000 --> 00:32:44.000 potentially a lawsuit for an agency you also have to potential the be one of the best people who work there. 00:32:44.000 --> 00:32:52.000 If you you know if this is something you really really want to do you're gonna have to be willing to sacrifice a lot of your time your personal time. 00:32:52.000 --> 00:32:57.000 Not all of it but some of it. If you want to do this there is definitely a lot of things going on that you can do. 00:32:57.000 --> 00:32:64.000 Some of those things are cadet programs. If you're under 21 you can do those. You get to really, it's an exploratory program. 00:33:04.000 --> 00:33:09.000 A lot of agencies in Polk County and in Marion County do that. 00:33:09.000 --> 00:33:17.000 There's also reserve programs so after you turn 21 you can do those. You get to ride along with an officer or deputy. You get a lot of experience. 00:33:17.000 --> 00:33:22.000 And then from there you become more employable. 00:33:22.000 --> 00:33:28.000 My personal experience I wasn't a reserve I wish I was. I spent almost two year applying and 00:33:28.000 --> 00:33:34.000 not getting a job and it was really really frustrating. And then you finally get the opportunity like I did and I just run with it. 00:33:34.000 --> 00:33:37.000 And you just keep trying to do as much more experience as possible. 00:33:37.000 --> 00:33:41.000 You know you can become a trainer like I I'm a first aid and CPR trainer. 00:33:41.000 --> 00:33:48.000 There's a lot of opportunities that you can do. You can become and electrical contact weapon trainer, which is a taser. 00:33:48.000 --> 00:33:58.000 You can become a defense of tactics instructor, show people how to take people down to the ground, safely arrest them or detain them and just continues on from there. 00:33:58.000 --> 00:33:68.000 And I'll leave you with this. The best thing you can do for yourself right now is right now you are looking at being hired. Every decision you make from now 00:34:08.000 --> 00:34:20.000 to when you first start applying you are every decision you can make especially facebook, instagram, snap chat, it's all recorded. 00:34:20.000 --> 00:34:27.000 You are being looked at of what your choices are. You want to be the person who makes the right decisions not that bad decisions. 00:34:27.000 --> 00:34:35.000 Thank you very much. 00:34:35.000 --> 00:34:38.000 So we now have our last and finalsit. 00:34:38.000 --> 00:34:43.000 Hi so my name is Elizabeth Quintana. I am a juvenile probation for Marion County. 00:34:43.000 --> 00:34:50.000 I have been in probation, going on my fifth year, but I have been working for the juvenile department for ten years. 00:34:50.000 --> 00:34:60.000 I stumbled onto actually the juvenile department by pure accident so I'm kind of on the boat of first generation. I come from a very Latin family. 00:35:00.000 --> 00:35:08.000 So it's not always easy to explain college to them but they were supportive in their own way right. 00:35:08.000 --> 00:35:16.000 When I stumbled onto the juvenile program my focus was education and I want to be a teacher, a history teacher. 00:35:16.000 --> 00:35:19.000 Right because that just seems to be the bottom line. 00:35:19.000 --> 00:35:29.000 But as I started working with the juvenile program I found that there was so many kids in need and good kids you know. 00:35:29.000 --> 00:35:36.000 As I got more and more involved I work with our detention center got to know some of the kids around us and 00:35:36.000 --> 00:35:40.000 it was just something that needed to be addressed you know. 00:35:40.000 --> 00:35:46.000 Kids who require consistent guidance and understanding and push. 00:35:46.000 --> 00:35:52.000 Something that I received when I was in high school and frankly without push, without somebody 00:35:52.000 --> 00:35:61.000 consistently being there to say you can do this or you have to do this it was probably not gonna happen for me in high school but it eventually did. 00:36:01.000 --> 00:36:12.000 So my course changed. I decided I wanted to do something in regards to juvenile justice because that was my focus. I've always enjoyed working with kids. 00:36:12.000 --> 00:36:20.000 As I was approaching my last year I'm like I was panicking because number one I'm like I have debt and I need a job. 00:36:20.000 --> 00:36:30.000 So one of the things that I ended up doing is I applied for relief work for Marion County and that's how I basically got my foot into the door into the juvenile department. 00:36:30.000 --> 00:36:39.000 I started working with the kids and then eventually after I graduated from Western I ended up as a probation officer there. 00:36:39.000 --> 00:36:48.000 Some of the things that I gathered while I was here at Western is that it's a small environment and for me it's important for you to understand your needs 00:36:48.000 --> 00:36:56.000 meaning if you can work in a large environment with a lot of people that's awesome but some of us can't so the small environment 00:36:56.000 --> 00:36:60.000 that Western provided was great because you were able to connect not only with teachers 00:37:00.000 --> 00:37:04.000 but also with the students that were in your courses. It was a good way for you 00:37:04.000 --> 00:37:12.000 to go back and forth and problem solve because as you go through college what you're going to find is it's a lot of work 00:37:12.000 --> 00:37:16.000 and you're going to need support. So having a good program 00:37:16.000 --> 00:37:24.000 that is supportive of your needs, having good individuals within those in your classes and you being willing to reach out to them is also going to be imortant. 00:37:24.000 --> 00:37:30.000 So that's one of the things that I took from Western is learning to really cooperate and work with others. 00:37:30.000 --> 00:37:36.000 When you go into a career like juvenile justice it is a people business. Meaning we have to 00:37:36.000 --> 00:37:44.000 deal with individuals everyday and some of them are high maintenance. It requires you to be tactful and understanding 00:37:44.000 --> 00:37:48.000 and a lot of things that you kind of just prepare while you're at western. 00:37:48.000 --> 00:37:50.000 That was my take from it. 00:37:50.000 --> 00:37:56.000 What I do specifically in the juvenile department is 00:37:56.000 --> 00:37:60.000 as a probation officer I carry a caseload of about 25 different kids. 00:38:00.000 --> 00:38:04.000 Each of them with their own unique personalities and their own way of seeing the world. 00:38:04.000 --> 00:38:13.000 With lots of things that have happened so understanding that you have to work with them as individuals not as a set group is an important thing. 00:38:13.000 --> 00:38:20.000 I work with kids who are gang affected as well as individuals who are having issues with drug and alcohol. 00:38:20.000 --> 00:38:30.000 So I'm part of a whats called a star-court team which is a high intensity court that deals with individuals that have high needs for drug and alcohol. 00:38:30.000 --> 00:38:33.000 And so that is my primary focus right now. 00:38:33.000 --> 00:38:40.000 As I've gone through this it's been a learning curve because I've been at it for the last two years. 00:38:40.000 --> 00:38:48.000 As you go through your feilds you're going to find that people say here you go this is your new case load and you say oh 00:38:48.000 --> 00:38:56.000 okay and you just have to learn it and you have to ask questions and you have to be comfortable with the people that are around you. 00:38:56.000 --> 00:38:62.000 So as for juvenile department as it is there's lots of things that we have on our juvenile campus. 00:39:02.000 --> 00:39:12.000 We have a work program that's called a matrix program. It helps kids address their restitution meaning the money that they owe to the community or to their victims. 00:39:12.000 --> 00:39:14.000 It is not pleasant for them but they still get to do it. 00:39:14.000 --> 00:39:24.000 We have educational services so you have the ability if kids are struggling with their education we get them involved with education 00:39:24.000 --> 00:39:28.000 services so tutoring services, figuring out how they can graduate and other things. 00:39:28.000 --> 00:39:36.000 We have a detention facility which is usually the distasteful part for most of the kids. It's basically a wait station is what I consider it 00:39:36.000 --> 00:39:44.000 because the detention facility is used as a not a time out per say but it's for us to figure out what 00:39:44.000 --> 00:39:48.000 next move its were having issues and they seem to be consistant. 00:39:48.000 --> 00:39:55.000 So it's time that we figure out something new so it's kind of like a wait station for them while we figure out what the next plan of action is going to be. 00:39:55.000 --> 00:39:65.000 We have a shelter program that is called GAP which helps with youth that are having difficulty being home or being in the community. 00:40:05.000 --> 00:40:14.000 So it gives them a place that's safe for them to stay, that is vary supervised, and it still allows them to be involved within the community. 00:40:14.000 --> 00:40:17.000 And then probation is the other piece of it the components. 00:40:17.000 --> 00:40:24.000 I consider my job more as a brokerage of services. My job is to see each of my clients 00:40:24.000 --> 00:40:32.000 and each of them have specific needs and services that require so I have to be very focused oriented, what is it they need. 00:40:32.000 --> 00:40:40.000 There are tools that you're going to be provided that each department will give you. Learn to use your tools. So they talk about 00:40:40.000 --> 00:40:48.000 evidence based practices and all those big words when you go through your program, pay attention to them they're important. 00:40:48.000 --> 00:40:51.000 You'll find that out once you're actually in the field. 00:40:51.000 --> 00:40:60.000 But really the biggest thing I think I took from Western is this learn to use the resources around you. Learn to speak 00:41:00.000 --> 00:41:08.000 with your professors. Learn to communicate openly. learn to advocate for yourself tactfully being the key and 00:41:08.000 --> 00:41:16.000 you're going to do just fine in any field that you choose in the juvenile justice system. or in the criminal justice system. It's just a matter of you wanting 00:41:16.000 --> 00:41:20.000 to do it and really focusing on that. 00:41:20.000 --> 00:41:24.000 Thank you very much. 00:41:27.000 --> 00:41:33.000 Like I said my name is Omar Melchor. I'm going to try to cut mine short because I want to make sure that we have some time for questions. 00:41:33.000 --> 00:41:44.000 Unlike you guys I didn't know that I wanted to go to college or that I wanted to be in criminal justice. Like I said I'm a first generation 00:41:44.000 --> 00:41:52.000 student and a first generation immigrant. In my senior year in high school I didn't know what I was going to do but I 00:41:52.000 --> 00:41:56.000 had a counceler who was really pushing me to go to college 00:41:56.000 --> 00:41:64.000 and to me that was just a you know a really unattainable idea at the time but I finally followed his advice. 00:42:04.000 --> 00:42:12.000 He recommended that I apply to western because he knew that they had you know a really good criminal justice program and at the time that was 00:42:12.000 --> 00:42:20.000 one of the things that I wanted to do perhaps was be a police officer but again I didn't have any idea you know whether I was actually gonna get in 00:42:20.000 --> 00:42:23.000 the school or what I wanted to do. 00:42:23.000 --> 00:42:32.000 So one of the very first classes that I took when I was here was an intro class into criminal justice which I'm now teaching and like 00:42:32.000 --> 00:42:36.000 Kevin I was completely hooked. I didn't know what I wanted to do I didn't know if I wanted 00:42:36.000 --> 00:42:44.000 to be a police officer or a probations officer or something else but I was just I became really really passionate about it and over time 00:42:44.000 --> 00:42:52.000 I graduated from here and after right before graduation I remember having a conversation with Vivian about grad school 00:42:52.000 --> 00:42:60.000 because I had another professor who was again really pushing me to go to the next step and get a masters degree and I thought he was 00:43:00.000 --> 00:43:08.000 crazy but for some reason I listened to him and to Vivian and a couple other people who were you know advising me and 00:43:08.000 --> 00:43:16.000 I applied to the masters program at the University down in Nevada Las Vegas and for some reason I got accepted. 00:43:16.000 --> 00:43:24.000 Went through the masters program you know came back to Oregon and I wasn't still 100 percent sure what I wanted to do. I applied to a couple of I applied 00:43:24.000 --> 00:43:33.000 to the FBI actually and to a couple of policing jobs but I really knew that I had a passion for helping other for you know helping students. 00:43:33.000 --> 00:43:44.000 The time that I spent here at Western in my opinion was just incredible formative and it was a period of transition and growth 00:43:44.000 --> 00:43:52.000 that really changed the life you know not only my life but also the life of my family and I knew that I wanted to do something similar for other students 00:43:52.000 --> 00:43:62.000 so I ended up applying for a PHD program at Portland State University again I have no idea how but I got accepted and I'm now about to finish that program. 00:44:02.000 --> 00:44:08.000 Now in my role here at the university I primarily you know my 00:44:08.000 --> 00:44:15.000 time is focused on putting lectures together I teach right now I'm teaching twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 00:44:15.000 --> 00:44:24.000 So spending time getting ready for those classes, actually teaching the classes, grading of course but what I find most fulfilling about my position 00:44:24.000 --> 00:44:36.000 right now again is just working with students and you know being in a small part of that again really formative time of growth for students so I really really enjoy that. 00:44:36.000 --> 00:44:44.000 Now one of the questions that Vivian had sent for us to prepare for this was 00:44:44.000 --> 00:44:52.000 what advice I would give students who are considering this program and I think that my opinion is that I'm a little bit bias I believe 00:44:52.000 --> 00:44:60.000 because I'm an insider right I'm not working for the department I was a student you know that went through the whole program like I said so my opinion 00:45:00.000 --> 00:45:08.000 is just a little bit bias but it also gives me the opportunity as an insider to you know get to know this professor 00:45:08.000 --> 00:45:16.000 in the program on a little deeper level then most students and one thing I can say for sure 00:45:16.000 --> 00:45:24.000 is that aside from the fact that these are very qualified individuals who are experts in their field and are passionate about criminal justice and 00:45:24.000 --> 00:45:32.000 you know the many many issues that come with it they are also a great group of people that are incredibly incredibly passionate about helping students 00:45:32.000 --> 00:45:34.000 and to me that made a difference. 00:45:34.000 --> 00:45:40.000 Like I said first generation student first generation immigrant. I could barely speak the language 00:45:40.000 --> 00:45:48.000 let alone write it when I started my education here but because of people like the people that we have in the criminal justice department and others here at the University 00:45:48.000 --> 00:45:56.000 of course I was able to successfully make it through and now I'm in this position so my advice to you would be take this opportunity 00:45:56.000 --> 00:45:64.000 it is a really incredible program, it is a really large program and we have a lot of people with different expertise in different areas but more then that 00:46:04.000 --> 00:46:12.000 I think what really matters and what I think should matter to you is the fact that these are people who are committed to your success. 00:46:12.000 --> 00:46:20.000 Whatever that may look like, whatever you trajectory may look like whether its becoming a police officer or a probation officer or a 00:46:20.000 --> 00:46:24.000 education maybe you know you may follow the path that I followed these are the people 00:46:24.000 --> 00:46:28.000 a group of people who are really dedicated to that and I think that's why you should choose 00:46:28.000 --> 00:46:32.000 Western Oregon but again of course thats a bias opinion because I'm in it. 00:46:32.000 --> 00:46:36.000 Thank you very much. Thank you. 00:46:39.000 --> 00:46:48.000 So we thank our panelist for doing such a wonderful job and for representing such diverse areas of criminal justice. So this 00:46:48.000 --> 00:46:56.000 tells you what we have to offer you. We have to offer you many many many things beyond your imagination. 00:46:56.000 --> 00:46:68.000 So the things you tend to hear you hear people say you don't need a degree to go into criminal justice you're answer is right here 00:47:08.000 --> 00:47:16.000 for what a degree in criminal justice will do for you and when you come to campus it's not unusual for you to hear people say 00:47:16.000 --> 00:47:24.000 oh you are in criminal justice because you want to be a police officer, we have some fine police officers here but we 00:47:24.000 --> 00:47:32.000 also have other agencies that you can work in. So what we give you is it's a preparation to be a person 00:47:32.000 --> 00:47:40.000 who is self confident who doesn't give up like Kevin you heard in Sabrinas story you've heard it in pretty much 00:47:40.000 --> 00:47:48.000 everybody's story. When you are turned down by one agency because of the breath of preparation you have from this program 00:47:48.000 --> 00:47:64.000 you are ready to tackle a different area so that's something to keep in mind. We are running out of time but I'm going to have have a few questions to the panelist if you have any. 00:48:04.000 --> 00:48:12.000 You should have some by the way. If you don't going to be concerned. There's a question right there. 00:48:23.000 --> 00:48:28.000 That's actually a really good question so within the FBI 00:48:28.000 --> 00:48:36.000 Oh his question was for Kevin and it said what field does he work in within the FBI 00:48:36.000 --> 00:48:44.000 Yeah more specifically what field do I work in but also is it one particular field or do I do a variety 00:48:44.000 --> 00:48:52.000 of things is that correct? So that's a really great question in I can only answer for where I'm at. So within Salem 00:48:52.000 --> 00:48:60.000 we're whats considered a RA a resident agency so we're you can think of it as a satellite office. So we have our main headquarters 00:49:00.000 --> 00:49:08.000 for Oregon is in Portland over by the airport we also have offices in Salem, Eugene, Medford, Bend and Pendleton so we 00:49:08.000 --> 00:49:12.000 have small satellite offices. The idea when it was designed is that we can respond 00:49:12.000 --> 00:49:20.000 on anywhere in the state within two hours so we have kind of blanket coverage. So in the RA's we are required to work all federal offenses 00:49:20.000 --> 00:49:28.000 across all different areas so you know I could work which is I would say the best part of my job is that in the morning I 00:49:28.000 --> 00:49:36.000 could be looking into international terrorist matters or gang matters and in the afternoon I could be doing white collar offense or 00:49:36.000 --> 00:49:40.000 you know trying to determine who hacked into something else so in the RA's 00:49:40.000 --> 00:49:48.000 especially from an intelligence standpoint its great because we get to work everything. Now in the main headquarters division they work on different squads 00:49:48.000 --> 00:49:56.000 so if you're embedded on there you only work international terrorism only counter intelligent, domestic terrorism, things like that so thats like your specialty. 00:49:56.000 --> 00:49:62.000 So that's kind of where that's at. Does that answer your question? Okay good question. 00:50:02.000 --> 00:50:08.000 any other questions, we still have five minutes. 00:50:08.000 --> 00:50:11.000 Yep. 00:50:11.000 --> 00:50:16.000 How like do you get into internships 00:50:18.000 --> 00:50:28.000 So want me to take that? It's a general question for all of you. So basically to get into this program 00:50:28.000 --> 00:50:36.000 is designed like that. We have the internship built into it so in your senior year of this program 00:50:36.000 --> 00:50:44.000 or at sometime in the later part of your junior year we help place you in an agency because once you come in you 00:50:44.000 --> 00:50:52.000 work with a faculty advisor who guides you and so your faculty advisor will have an idea by the time you are a senior 00:50:52.000 --> 00:50:60.000 what your interests are and then that person will help guide you and we have a practicum placement coordinator 00:51:00.000 --> 00:51:12.000 all of the agencies most of them are fielding by alumni as you can tell some of the alumni actually retiring now. 00:51:12.000 --> 00:51:20.000 This program has such a great connection with the agencies all the time that they come to us with internship 00:51:20.000 --> 00:51:28.000 opportunities or job opportunities all the time. So being here makes you connected and so 00:51:28.000 --> 00:51:36.000 by the time you actually get close to finishing you'd have the opportunity to be connected to an agency 00:51:36.000 --> 00:51:44.000 through the program here. Does that answer your question? I want to second that and also add 00:51:44.000 --> 00:51:52.000 how long as we had the internship program Vivian it's been? Oh the internship program has probably been here for 00:51:52.000 --> 00:51:60.000 over 30 years. Over 30 years so that means when you choose this program that is one of the benefits you are getting. It's those connections 00:52:00.000 --> 00:52:08.000 that we've made with agencies and with the community for the last 30 years you get that benefit too. So whether your interests is 00:52:08.000 --> 00:52:16.000 in the FBI or its maybe being a I don't know working with the courts or becoming an attorny. 00:52:16.000 --> 00:52:24.000 After graduation we are able to offer you guidance in terms of those connections we have built over the last several decades 00:52:24.000 --> 00:52:36.000 so it's another benifit. Thank you very much. There's one more question so we'll take that last questions and then 00:52:36.000 --> 00:52:44.000 I think the admissions office is ready to do a raffel for you. I'm sorry. They're ready to kick us out. Yes so we'll take the last question please. 00:52:56.000 --> 00:52:64.000 That's a very good question and I think that's meant for me. So her question is if you are already a cadet how 00:53:04.000 --> 00:53:12.000 does that fit into our program? Basically we do have some cadets in our program who are also 00:53:12.000 --> 00:53:20.000 CJ majors and so if you have that experience what we do is we work with you we are flexible because being a 00:53:20.000 --> 00:53:28.000 cadet means that you are already getting some practical experience and so if thats leading you towards what you already want 00:53:28.000 --> 00:53:36.000 to do there are ways we work with you so that you canget academic credit for that so you don't have to be 00:53:36.000 --> 00:53:44.000 placed somewhere else with a different agency but some people come in even having that experience who then realize that there are 00:53:44.000 --> 00:53:54.000 so many other things they are interested in and in that case we can help you get some different experience in another area that you may be thinking of. 00:53:54.000 --> 00:53:59.000 the biggest thing to remember is just that we're really flexible when it comes to this stuff 00:53:59.000 --> 00:53:68.000 because again were committed to your success so just talk to us and we'll work out details. So thank you very much we'll have to end it here and 00:54:08.000 --> 00:54:16.000 I'll invite the admissions office to take over again thank you very much. We really appreciate your time. 00:54:16.000 --> 00:54:24.000 Music.