Gerald Sims came to our class on September 11th, he told us about his daily job as a highway patrol officer. His main job is looking for suspicious activity in eighteen wheeler trucks. He looks to see if there is anything unusual with how the driver is acting or if he looks suspicious in anyway. Gerald Sims has arrested six people; he told us that to be a part of the SWAT team you must have a four year degree. To be a part of the police you must have a two year college degree. He told us about some of his scariest and craziest experiences as a part of the police. He was first a part of the army and he attended West Point for college and he got his degree in history and business administration. He gave everyone a patch that he had from a police department of some sort, my patch was from Sarasota. Gerald Sims somewhat made me want to lean towards the law enforcement career field, I likes how brave he was even in the life threatening experiences. The only thing about law enforcement or to become a police is that you must be twenty one. He talked about the amount of police officers around the United States. He said that there was about 6,000 police officers in the city of Chicago alone, he said that there are about 60,000 police officers in New York alone which is about 2,000 more then the amount of Greenville’s population at night. I’m glad that Gerald Sims came in and talked to us about this career. He showed us a video about some of the thing such as high speed chases, drug busts, and arrests. Gerald Sims really impressed me about this career.
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