DENTON — Students in the Caroline Career and Technology Center’s homeland security law enforcement class took a trip to the Caroline County 911 call center, to explore career paths within homeland security and emergency preparedness.
The tour was led by Steve Hurlock, Caroline County Department of Emergency Services communications division chief.
During the visit, several 911 calls were received, enabling students to witness the entire process from initial call to response time, tracking the responders on screen.
Students also met Caroline County Emergency Planner Jeff Ludwig, who led a discussion on the National Incident Management System.
Bill Hildebrand, Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s regional liaison for the Eastern Shore, was also on hand.
Students were led through the history of the National Incident Management System and how this system impacts Caroline County’s preparedness for hurricane season.
Maryland State Police Trooper Garrett Graef spoke to students about the Trooper Explorer Program and the Trooper Cadet Program, as well as benefits and opportunities available through the Maryland State Police Department.
CCTC’s homeland security law enforcement program introduces students to multiple aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement at the local, state and federal level.