The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office supports students enrolled in the Cumberland County Technical Education Center’s (CCTEC) Law Enforcement program. In addition to sharing knowledge and offering opportunities to these students to learn more about law and public safety professions, the Office also interacts with students and staff throughout CCTEC by providing assistance to the high school’s Campus Safety Unit. In recognition of these layers of involvement, CCTEC named the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office as its 2023 Business Partner of the Year.
Sheriff Robert A. Austino has served for 12 years on the CCTEC Law Enforcement Program Advisory Board. His leadership led to the development of the first internship programs for CCTEC Law Enforcement students with the Sheriff’s Office. Interns spend several hours a week shadowing officers and receiving training and information related to law enforcement career paths. Most Law Enforcement students also enjoy learning from guest speakers from the Sheriff’s Office.
“I am thankful for the invaluable support that the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has provided CCTEC over the years,” said Principal Greg McGraw. “Their team has donated equipment, assisted with school events, served as classroom guest speakers, created work-based experiences for our students, and served on our Law Enforcement Program Advisory Board. We are humbled by all their support and honored to call them our Business Partner of the Year for 2023.”
“It’s a true honor to receive Business Partner of the Year for 2023,” noted Sheriff Austino. “It’s easy to support CCTEC in that it’s a great school and does so much for our students. It’s a shining beacon for our entire community.”