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UC’s Criminal Justice Recognizes WPD


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) director of criminal justice, Justin DeCecca, recognized the Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) with a plaque of appreciation for the hard work and effort the department has made by supervising student interns within their agency.

Over the past two years, Williamsburg PD has taken nine UC students as interns. Interns complete 125 to 250 hours of supervised work and or training within the department.

"It is a huge responsibility and a time consuming task the WPD takes on to have our students interning with them,” said DeCecca. “Our internship program would not be successful if we did not have the support from Chief Bird and the officers, especially the ones who directly supervise our students."

On hand at the ceremony was veteran Officer Brandon White to receive the award.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.