UNCG Campus Weekly

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Student Ranger program offers students law enforcement experience

Photo of a student ranger The UNCG Police Department prides itself on its service to the University, its students, faculty and staff, as well as its dedication to the Greensboro community. To help serve this community, UNCG Police is drawing on the University’s greatest resource: its students.

Through the Student Ranger program, students are getting the opportunity to work closely with UNCG Police and get a feel for a career in law enforcement.

Once they complete the application process and pass a background check, Student Rangers wear the same uniforms as Campus Security officers and act in a similar capacity. They’re responsible for securing and unlocking buildings, conducting safety walks for fellow students, responding to fire, medical and maintenance calls, and other non-emergency functions.

UNCG senior and sociology major Samuel Diezel has worked as a Student Ranger for a year. He said the experience is informing his decision to pursue law enforcement at the federal level, as well as giving dimension to his education.

“Studying criminology involves a lot of theory,” Diezel said. “It’s interesting to read about things in class and see how they play out in the real world. You need the practical experience as much as the book smarts. Being a Student Ranger certainly offers a perspective you won’t get from a lot of other places.”

Text and photo by Victor Ayala

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