A Unique Enjoyable Experience

Alex Torres-Martinez
I would like to thank Detective Marc Smith, Detective Fred Cole, and Sheriff Doyle Wooten for giving me this opportunity to gain this unique work experience. I have met some pretty amazing people who do pretty amazing things.
I did not know what to expect whenever I started my internship experience at the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office. This internship would be my first job ever! Working at the Sheriff’s Office placed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to come out of my shell. I am usually a timid person, and it takes time for me to open up to new people, but I have learned to be bold. I really do appreciate this internship experience because I have learned a lot more than what I expected.
My first task was to work at the main desk with Ms. Darby and Ms. Holland to answer phone calls, set up visitations, and anything else that I could do to help. Once I got the hang of things, they left these tasks up to me. I’m not used to talking on the phone with people I don’t know - mostly because in this generation we are contacting each other via text or social media. So this did get me out of my comfort zone. The days can get busy and there can be rude people. During certain times we will get a multitude of phone calls and visitors at the same time, so being able to multitask, keep a cool head, and remain tactful is what will help to keep things in order.
My next task was to help Detective Cole. I helped him deal with the cases he would have for that day. The cases would vary in degrees. Some cases would be about things like burglaries and other cases would be about serious crimes. Every day would be a new day because I did not know what to expect, and that is the fun, exciting part. This experience opens my eyes to view the world in which we live.
I would like to thank Detective Marc Smith, Detective Fred Cole, and Sheriff Doyle Wooten for giving me this opportunity to gain this unique work experience. I have met some pretty amazing people who do pretty amazing things. I am glad that I was able to learn from them. Anything and everything can happen through the Sheriff’s Office. It’s a place of excitement. I really appreciate this wonderful opportunity that I was given.
See the Wednesday, June 22, 2016 edition of the Douglas Enterprise.

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