Essay on Intern With The Bibb County Sheriff Department

1146 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction My last semester at Middle Georgia State University as an undergraduate student was filled with a wonderful opportunity to intern with the Bibb County Sheriff Department. My internship experienced was supervised under the leadership of Cindy Gresham, the executive assistant of the agency. Historically, social control in Bibb County was maintained by two separate entities, the Bibb County Sheriff Department and the former Macon Police Department. There were multiple attempts to consolidate the two agencies in efforts to decrease the amount of tax payer dollars allocated to public service and to increase the effectiveness and efficiently of their service performance. Finally, after five unsuccessful attempts, the two entities were consolidated in one unified agency infamously known as the “Bibb County Sheriff Department” in 2003. This paper examines my criminal justice internship experience with the Bibb County Sheriff Department through applying applicable coursework learned at Middle Georgia State University.

The Warrants and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Division On the first day of my internship, I was assigned to the “Warrants and NCIC” division of the Bibb County Sheriff Office. I learned a wealth of information about warrants and the operations of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which is a database system that helps law enforcement agencies nationwide identify and arrest wanted fugitives, recover stolen property, identify…

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