Criminal Justice Club visits D.C.Jun 10, 2019
The Rockingham Community College Criminal Justice Club visited Washington, D.C. March 6-10. While the weather was cold, the experience was life changing for some of the attendees. Most of the attendees had not been on a train, been to DC and certainly had never visited the Capitol Rotunda, the Supreme Court or the Library of Congress.
The students also visited many parts of the Smithsonian Museum, the Law Enforcement Memorial for fallen police officers and the brand new Law Enforcement Museum which just opened its doors in November. The museum houses many law enforcement related artifacts and includes an in-depth discussion of the history of law enforcement and criminal justice in general, and also includes many interactive hands-on exhibits. There were several simulation booths which allowed the students to practice their investigative skills, their problem-solving skills, and even their firearm skills all in the safety of the new facility. There were a couple of police vehicles and even a police helicopter inside the facility for viewing as well as a section dedicated to the 9/11 New York City tragedy with artifacts from that event.
Students also visited Arlington Cemetery, watched the emotionally moving changing of the guard ceremony, and were treated to a night tour of the monuments by private shuttle bus. It was an educational experience for all but also a good time for all attendees. All Criminal Justice Club attendees want to thank the RCC Foundation for making this trip possible.