NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2012
CONTACT: Jonathan Frey
(832) 386-1231
jfrey@galenaparkisd.com

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLASSES GAIN VALUABLE INSIGHT

        The Criminal Justice Classes of Kenneth Fisher were recently provided with an informative presentation from the Harris County Sheriffís Department, Homicide Division to bolster their classroom learning practices. While students study criminology in class from a forensic perspective, the presentation and question/answer time allowed students to understand the field from experienced investigators.
Three homicide detectives from the Harris County Sheriffís Department and Harris County Assistant District Attorney Terrance Windham presented details of their work and professional background during the assembly.

       "This was an opportunity for students to gain knowledge in the criminal justice field and discover the real lives and situations homicide detectives go through," said Kenneth Smith, Career and Technical Education Coordinator with the District.

       The Career and Technology Education Department facilitates unique experiences for those students interested in pursuing a particular career, certification, or degree. Galena Park ISD students in the Criminal Justice program can become an important part of law enforcement in the coming years, benefiting this and surrounding communities.

       The Harris County Sheriffís Office provides information to students through a video of the detectives that are featured on the A&E Channel hit show, “First 48”. This video shows what investigative approaches take place at an actual scene of a homicide. Houston Assistant District Attorney Terrance Windham spoke to students about his actual work in prosecuting the same case that was featured on the show.

Criminal Justice Team
The presentation and question/answer time allowed students to understand the field from experienced investigators.