Local Students Participate In Mock Kidnapping Investigation

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

By Elizabeth Nickerson
August 9, 2013

Tallahassee, FL- Collaborating as a team, gathering clues and making decisions.

That is just some of the many things Tallahassee high school students set out to solve a kidnapping. Even though, this is all pretend students are getting hands-on training on how to be a TAC member for the Tallahassee Police Department.

"We know they're our leaders for tomorrow we know that, and with that being said we also want the public to understand the life of a police officer, how committed you have to be," said Danny Jeter, from the TPD TAC Team.

The TAC or training, achievement and confidence program, put students in real-life police situations. Students say, the one that stumped them all was the negotiator exercise.

Zenani Johnson plays the role of Public Information Officer and she says the leadership program has inspired her.

"Before I would have never thought i would go into law enforcement because I would have never ever thought about risking my life for the benefit of others, but after going through this program it has opened me up and I would actually like to be a PIO for a TPD department," said Zenani Johnson, one of the TAC Students.

TAC students ultimately identified the suspect.

Any high school aged students or parents of students who wish to apply should call, Inspector Danny Jeter at891-4208 or visit the TAC Students web site (see below).

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