Students in the Criminal Justice class at Harlingen High School South are continuing to get ahead of the curve with the help of Rodriguez Ford of Raymondville, TX.
Rodriguez Ford donated two vehicles, which will be made in operable, for the school to use to recreate scenarios faced by law enforcement.
“This donation will enhance the law enforcement program, enabling students to apply theory learned in the classroom into actual practice, within a controlled environment,” said Dagoberto Pena, HHSS Criminal Justice teacher.
It’s a donation Homer Rodriguez, owner, is happy to make as he believes that introducing students to real world situations with hands on lessons leads to a deeper understanding of the functions and procedures that must be followed by police officers, he said. The donation was made possible through the collective efforts of Pena and Rodriguez.
Students are excited to be able to use the new tools in their classroom, and to show their appreciation presented Mr. Rodriguez with a plaque of appreciation and large thank you poster that Mr. Rodriguez said will be displayed at the Rodriguez Ford dealership.
“We appreciate what Homer Rodriguez did,” said Paola Woo, HHSS student. “I really think it will help our students prepare for a future in the field of forensics.”