Amherst Police Department

Interns will be working with police officers and learn about law enforcement and what the law enforcement career is all about.

Start and end dates:  Application deadline is May 1, 2018, Internship begins Monday July 9th, 2017 through Friday July 27th, 2018

Location:  Town of Amherst Police Headquarters, 500 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, N.Y. 14226

Day(s) of the week the intern needs to be on site: Monday through Friday

How many hours: from 9:00am – 12:00 noon so 3 hours

Session(s) for internship?  Summer

Any age requirement? 15  or older 

Any course prerequisites: Must be a resident of Town of Amherst

Specific skills, if any, required: keen interest in law enforcement

 Specific duties:   3 week program- Students will view video of crime and accident scenes, opportunity to take the actual physical fitness test required for police officers, can be exposed to O.C. (pepper) spray, and will take part in the Firearms Training Simulator and shoot the Amherst Police standard issued handgun. In addition to the regularly scheduled sessions, students will ride with an officer for an 8-hour tour of duty and participate in a courtroom observation.

Any forms an intern needs to complete prior to working within organization?: Application form along w/ Parental consent form. All applicants must successfully complete a background investigation and interview.

Number of interns accommodated per term: 2