SUNY Broome criminal justice students honoroed by Binghamton City Council

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SUNY Broome criminal justice students honoroed by Binghamton City Council

September 24, 2013 Updated Sep 24, 2013 at 5:33 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) SUNY Broome Community College Criminal Justice students were honored recently by the Binghamton City Council.  A proclamation was presented by Teri Rennia, City Council President, for volunteer efforts on behalf of the City of Binghamton.

According to a news release:

Wesley A. Warren, chair of SUNY Broome's Criminal Justice Department reported that 13 Criminal Justice students provided security for the recent New York State Assembly Mental Health Committee hearing  (regarding the possible closure of inpatient services at the Greater Binghamton Health Center and closure of the Broome Developmental Center).

SUNY Broome Criminal Justice students have provided security for a number of other events, including: Road marshaling for the ACCORD Heroes for Children 5K Run, The St. Patrick's Police/Fire 5K Run, and manning intersections for Binghamton's St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

Students earn Service Learning credit, and they have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a police officer directing traffic," said Wes Warren. "I continuously remind my students that, unfortunately, not all drivers are friendly, and getting yelled at a little by an irate driver is all part of the job of a police officer."

NYS Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo also sent a letter thanking SUNY Broome students for their dedication and commitment to the community, adding, "that is just one reason why SUNY Broome is a highly respected institution in the area and throughout the state."