On October 16, 2015, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 16th Annual Eighth Grade Junior Achievement Job Shadow Event. During the event, the Sheriff’s Office hosted five (5) students from Thompkins Middle School. The goal of the event is to provide students from the Evansville community the opportunity to shadow businesses from the tri-state area. The students that visited the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office have shown some interest in the law or law enforcement. During their visit with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the students had an opportunity to meet with senior members of the Sheriff’s Office on a one-on-one basis, tour the Jail, observe Video Court, and participate in a question and answer session with members of the Sheriff’s Office.

Prior to the job shadow event, students who are involved in Junior Achievement spent time filling out a Career Job Shadow booklet and resume. These materials gave the student an opportunity to review the site visit expectations, take a career interest survey, identify their own specific skills, strengths and weaknesses, examine what career field best match their interests and create a student resume. Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff had an opportunity to go over these materials with the visiting students.

Pictured Above: Chief Deputy John Strange along with students from Thompkins Middle School including Aubrey Rickard, Dalton Francis, Madison Stewart, Noah Watkins-Morris, and Seth Bogacki.