Local students participate in Missouri State Highway Patrol Program

Twenty-three area students now have an idea of what it is like to be a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The students recently participated in the Student Alliance Program offered at the Troop B Headquarters located in Macon.

The two-day program allowed the students to see first hand what it was like to be a trooper. They participated in hands-on activities such as firing a Glock pistol, crime scene investigations and observed a canine demonstration.

The program specifically targets juniors and seniors in high school to learn more about a potential career in law enforcement.

"We think that this is a really good opportunity for students to come in and to learn a little bit about law enforcement and the Highway Patrol. This is a time in their lives that they need to be thinking about their careers," said Sgt. Brent Bernhardt, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Numerous Student Alliance Programs are offered throughout the year by the Troop B Headquarters. For more information on how to get involved in the program, please contact Sergeant Brent Bernhardt at (660) 385-2132