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Gov. Parson to speak with Columbia police chief about career programs on Monday

Gov. Mike Parson
Gov. Mike Parson


Gov. Parson will be speaking with Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones on Monday to discuss public safety and solutions for the law enforcement workforce.

In an email from Columbia police, officials say the governor and chief will be discussing how public safety agencies are working with Columbia Public Schools to provide a career program for high school students with an interest in criminal justice.

The Columbia Area Career Center has a new law enforcement course for juniors and seniors in high school.

The course description "examines the history of policing in the United States and an overview of the relationship between law enforcement and society. The course also hands-on application experiences including, but not limited to vehicle stops, traffic enforcement, patrol tactics, evidence collection and handling, pedestrian checks, bias crimes and other investigative work."

Officials say there are similar programs at other career centers across Missouri.

The governor will also speak at the Workers' Memorial Day ceremony at the State Capitol hosted by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and to members of the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors on Monday.

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