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Careers, breakfast with PVSP K‑9 officer

K-9 Storm rests beside the CDCR information booth.
High school students learned about becoming a correctional officer and K-9 handler, thanks in part to K-9 Storm from PVSP.

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) joined other law enforcement agencies for Breakfast with the Blue at Roosevelt High School in Fresno on Nov. 17.

The morning started with students and staff hosting a continental breakfast for participating agencies, allowing students to interview law enforcement officers about their careers and what is required.

Agencies ranged from local and state to federal law enforcement with booths displaying average work activities, duty equipment, and requirements to pursue a career with the chosen agency.

The high school students cycled through the booths, speaking with participants.

PVSP Investigative Service Unit K-9 Officer M. Lomeli and his four-legged partner Storm were on hand to answer questions and meet the students.

“This is so cool to see in person. I want a job as a K-9 handler in law enforcement but had no idea where to start. Events like this need to happen more often to allow opportunities for us kids,” said one student.

Submitted by Lt. C. Mendoza

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