Caroline County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Interns Emily Rossbach and Amber Bickerton were awarded Certificates of Appreciation by Sheriff Randy Bounds at the Caroline County Commissioners meeting on December 11th. Rossback and Bickerton worked at the Sheriff's Office for a combined total of over 300 hours during the fall semester of Chesapeake College's Cooperative Work Education Program. Both are criminal justice majors at Chesapeake with goals of pursuing careers related to criminal justice.
Rossback, from Easton, graduated from the Wesleyan Christian School in Denton in 2011 and is on track to finish her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in the Spring of 2013. In addition to completing another AA degree in biology at Chesapeake, she plans to pursue a Bachelor's degree in biology from either Salisbury University or Washington College. Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school, majoring in pathology with the hope of becoming a Medical Examiner.
Bickerton, from Goldsboro, will graduate from North Caroline High School in May of 2013. Already a full-time student at Chesapeake College through the Early Admission Program, she will also graduate from there in May of 2013 with a Certificate in Crime Scene Technology. She will achieve her AA degree in that specialty in the fall of 2013. Upon completion of her degree at Chesapeake, Bickerton plans to transfer to a University to study Clinical Counseling and Substance Abuse. After attaining her Bachelor's Degree, Bickerton plans to pursue a career in law enforcement.
During their tenure at the CCSO, Rossback and Bickerton have been exposed to a wide variety of law enforcement duties. From shredding outdated documents and filing to riding along with deputies on patrol, the CCSO's goal was to help them become familiar with all aspects of the job. As a part of their training at the CCSO, the interns toured the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in Salisbury, met with both the Circuit Court and District Court Judges, toured the Crime Scene Unit at Easton Barrack and observed first-hand the day to day workings of law enforcement in the field.
Sheriff Bounds commented "we have been extremely impressed with Emily and Amber's work ethic, attention to detail and willingness to learn. They have been a welcome asset to the Caroline County Sheriff's Office over the last four months and we will miss them as they close this chapter and move on to continue their education. We wish them well as they pursue their goals and are confident that their energy, intelligence and ability to get along well with others will take them as far as they choose to go".