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Internships

In order to obtain an internship at the Fall River Police Department an individual must:

 

  • Fill out an application
    Applications are available in the Fall River Police Department lobby.
     
  • Be college sponsored
    Applicant needs the internship for college as a class or for graduation.

          Individuals must bring in documentation from the college and necessary paperwork to be filled
          out.

 

  • Participate in the interview process
    There will be an interview with the Training Officer. Interview will take an 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Background checks will be done as well as a Criminal Offender Record Information checks.

 

Internships for the field of law enforcement/Criminal Justice, and/or computer science are the most frequent.

Internships are conducted a semester at a time. A minimum of 120 hours for internships are usually required. Applicant works with Fall River Police Department to establish hours convenient to both student and Department.

 

Applicants should apply one semester prior to desired internship.
Example: If desired internship is in the Spring semester an individual should apply in the Fall semester.

 

The Fall River Police Department can accommodate up to 2 interns per semester.

 

The internship teaches college students the many facets of municipal policing in a large department. The bulk of work consists of everyday writing, filing, reporting work, but there are some occasional interesting topics like forensic work, radar operation, photography, fingerprinting, working with domestic violence detectives, ride-a-longs, etc.

 

For more information:
Email: Training Officer

or write to:

FALL RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT

TRAINING OFFICER

685 PLEASANT STREET
FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS  02721-4305

 
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