Kankakee Community College has gratefully accepted the donation of a squad car from the village of Bradley.
The 2010 Dodge Charger is being used in KCC’s Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement courses.
“Allowing students to utilize the squad car provides them a real life perspective to law enforcement,” said Bridget Bertrand-Essington, coordinator of KCC’s law enforcement programs. “A squad car is essentially a police officer’s office. Placing students into this environment during various scenarios enhances their knowledge and understanding of policing.”
Image Crafters Graphics Inc. of Bradley donated the new graphic which was added to the front doors of the car.
“We are glad to donate this car to KCC,” said Bradley Mayor Bruce Adams. “Eventually the skills (students) learn while training with this car may be tapped in the form of a new hire for the Bradley Police Department or any of the other local departments.”
KCC offers two law enforcement-related programs, one is for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree and the other is to prepare students for more immediate entry into careers related to law enforcement. The college also offers a number of short-term training options for those who want to specialize their skills.