April 10, 2014 HERSHEY, PA Each year the Pennsylvania Chapter of SkillsUSA hosts a statewide competition where trade school students across the state compete in their respective areas of study. Sentinel chairs the annual criminal justice competition where the best of the best criminal justice students are put to the test.
Students competed in a written test on the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, an oral interview, observation & memory, and searching & handcuffing.
“This year we can clearly see the improvement in the instruction students are receiving around the state. The students are displaying comprehension and proficiency in the skills necessary to become an effective member of the law enforcement community” says Paul Benne, president of Sentinel.
Out of 750 possible points, this years point spread between first and second place was only 5 points, and third place was trailing by just 45 points. Showing that the criminal justice curriculum is working in the Commonwealth.
The 10 competitors that made it to the state competition had to first compete and win their local and district level competitions. The winner of the state competition will now advance to the national competition held this summer in Kansas City.
For more information on SkillsUSA please visit http://www.skillsusa.org