What’s our EPHS’s STEAM class up to?

These past several days in the Estes Park High School’s STEAM class have been
nothing less than phenomenal; the school brought in five different police officers to present what
it’s like to be working in the force.

Officers acted out a jewelry robbery, and we were asked to interrogate the victims, along with taking photos of the crime scene, which is what would be done if this was a real case. (EPHS/Courtesy photo)

On day one, our school resource officer, Paul Mieszala came in to talk to the class about the experience of being in this profession. During this presentation, the class got to listen and understand the importance of this job, and why it is an excellent career path to take. The class got to hear about Mieszalas experiences of being in the force, and why he chose this profession to begin with.

On the second day, officers Jenn Morrow, Kirk Jellesma, Blake Babbit and Deb Schffer came in and gave another in-depth presentation on the significance of the profession. The class was then given the opportunity to experience first-hand what the job is truly like through two activities; activity one allowed us to test for fingerprints. The students got to dust their own fingerprints using a fine powder that was able to stick to any greasy or oily surface. If a good print was found, we were instructed to use tape to pick up the print. With this, we got a lesson on why they do this in crime scenes, and why it could help in specific instances.

The class was given the opportunity to experience first-hand what the job is truly like. (EPHS/Courtesy photo)

In activity two, a few of our officers acted out a jewelry robbery, and we were asked to interrogate the victims, along with taking photos of the crime scene, which is what would be done if this was a real case.

Overall, this experience was fun and exciting, along with being very educational. All of the students are extremely grateful for having these officers coming in as our guest speakers, and we thank them for providing us with such a memorable experience.

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