Submitted By: Mission Valley ROP

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, the Union City Police Department was honored at the Mission Valley ROP Governing Council meeting for their support of the Mission Valley ROP Law Enforcement Program.

Unique, industry relevant, hands-on skills are taught to students in the MVROP Law Enforcement Program through a custom curriculum developed in collaboration with law enforcement professionals from the Union City Police Department and MVROP administration. Students in the program on the James Logan High School campus are team-taught by three active members of the Union City Police Department. Meanwhile, students at the American High School campus are instructed by a retired member of the Oakland Police Department. Students enrolled in the program gain valuable insight into the law enforcement career field, while also being afforded the unique opportunity to experience other aspects of the job via guest speakers, K-9 and SWAT demonstrations, and the utilization of various police vehicles.

Most recently the Union City Police Department donated a police cruiser to the program. The MVROP Auto Body Painting and Refinishing Program gave the cruiser a new paint job and in concert with the donated time, expertise, and skill of Chris Bastan of Vinyl Ink, the car is now ready to be put to work by the MVROP Law Enforcement Program students.