High School student Abby Spaulding practices her fingerprinting techniques at Capital Region BOCES. Click for more info…

Written by on March 29, 2021

Capital Region BOCES criminal justice student Abby Spaulding of Shenendehowa practices her finger printing techniques on classmate Alexius Smith of Cohoes during a recent class at the Career and Technical School Albany campus.

The duo are among approximately 100 students who are enrolled in the two-year criminal justice program offered by Capital Region BOCES on the Albany and Schoharie campuses. Besides police tactics like fingerprinting and handcuffing, students in the program also learn about the history, theory, practices and recent developments in the field of criminal justice, as well as communication and other skills necessary to work as police officers, work in the prison systems or work in a security detail.

“I want to be a detective and this is the way to get there,” Spaulding said.

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