Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s

2017 Summer Enrichment Program

 

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s Summer Enrichment Program targets high school students entering eleventh and twelfth grade in Suffolk County, who are interested in future careers in law enforcement. Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins created this program as a means of fostering relationships between Suffolk County youth and uniformed officers, while introducing them into the world of law enforcement.

The Summer Enrichment Program is a seven-week program that begins on Monday, July 10th and ends on Friday, August 25th. The program will invite 20 participants, selected from a group of high school students, to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department to learn more about careers in law enforcement. Participants will work 21 hours a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8am to 4pm, and will be compensated at a rate of $11.00 per hour. During each week of the internship, members will participate in a “meet and greet” with members of the law enforcement community on Wednesdays, and a tour or field trip on Fridays.

At the conclusion of the program, all participants will have completed and received their CPR Certification, in addition to Certificates of Completion from the Department. By the end of their participation, members of the program will have not only gained insight into the world of law enforcement and met a variety of notable law enforcement officials, but they also will have gained transferable job skills they can utilize later on in their careers.

For employment, an applicant must participate in a competitive interview process, complete the written application, submit a CORI form, pass a drug test, complete a physical examination from his/her doctor, possess a valid picture ID (school ID, passport or driver’s license) and have a savings or checking account. Ideal applicants will be mature, professional and have an interest in some aspect of law enforcement. Applicants will be notified of the Department’s decision by telephone. Once admitted, applicants will receive Department-issued polo shirts and be required to wear khakis for the duration of the program.

The deadline for the application is May 26th. Interviews will be held from June 5th through June 23th. Applications should be faxed to (617) 704-6750 or scanned and emailed to novinsky@scsdma.org. Applications are also available online at www.scsdma.org

For more information, please contact Nadia Lovinsky at (617) 704-6656 or nlovinsky@scsdma.org.