海莉·麦克马洪,2025届毕业生

Advancing confidently in the direction of her dreams, 海莉·麦克马洪,25岁 forges a path to professional success.

激情与计划

海莉·麦克马洪,25岁 - 欧洲杯下注教务长名单学生, 女子足球运动员, 法院官员, and 纳舒厄警察局 intern 海莉·麦克马洪,25岁 gets things done. 完成她的 刑事司法学位 is the next step in her career path.

“I’ve known that I want to be a police officer since I was four years old,” says Hailey. “It’s something that I feel I was put on this Earth to do. I remember my mom brought home a police costume with a little whistle, 手铐, and I just would never take it off.”

潜水的

16岁时,海莉参加了 缅因州 State Police Junior Academy, which solidified her decision to become a police officer and guided her to a specialty. “我喜欢动物. One of the female officers in charge of the Academy was a canine officer. She did a demonstration with a police dog, and I could see myself really doing that. I’m interested in other specialties, but that one has really stuck with me.”

Her senior year in high school, she earned her EMT certification and took a college course in Criminal Justice. Rivier offered her major of choice and the opportunity to play on the women’s soccer team, so she made the move from Bangor, 缅因州, 成为了一名突袭者.

建筑的动力

The opportunities to pursue her dream kept coming. She found an online job post for a part-time 法院官员 position. 她采访了, 通过了背景调查, and was assigned to Hillsborough County Superior Court South in 纳舒厄, 新汉普郡. Hailey is responsible for prisoner oversight—in-processing, 搜索, and delivery to the courtroom in the cell block area. 另外, 她担任法警, keeping the courtroom in order, and will also manage front desk security, checking visitors through the security system as they enter the building. Hailey became licensed to carry a firearm for this position.

B我们意识到.S. in Criminal Justice curriculum requires the completion of one internship and encourages students to engage in others during their course of study. Hailey began her internship with the 纳舒厄警察局 in the fall semester of her junior year.

The internship provides Hailey with first-hand experience. “My time is divided between working with patrol or detectives; I alternate each week. On patrol, I’m given a bulletproof vest and ride in the front seat of a cruiser. I’m either with a patrol officer, a K-9 officer, or the supervisor. We patrol around and answer 911 calls.

With the detectives, I’m at the station more. One week, I was shadowing the criminal analyst and worked in the Evidence Department. Another week, I was with the Problem-Oriented Policing Unit, which involves street crimes. 在这个单元中, I had the opportunity to take part in drone training, where we hid in a building and then trainees used drones to find us. The second part of the training had me watching heat signatures on a screen as officers went into the woods at Greeley Park. I’ve been to a death scene; I’ve been to the Missing Persons Unit. I’ve been to a bomb threat at Holman Stadium, so I got to see the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) canine work, 太棒了.”

“I’ve done a lot of different things that I never thought I would get to experience at 20.”

实现梦想

Hailey manages her part-time job and internship, while remaining a 教务长名单学生 and an active member of the women’s soccer team.

She believes a key to her success is perseverance. “I remember that I was told my freshman year, ‘You can try to get into the 纳舒厄 PD for either a job or an internship, 祝你好运. They take like two students from Riv every year.’ So that became like my focus, my goal. And once I was able to achieve that, 我说, “好吧, 我猜, I can do anything that I set my mind to,’ which I know sounds kind of cheesy, 但这绝对是真的.”

With the encouragement and support of her mentors, Hailey plans to take the Police Officer Entry-Level written examination in January 2025. Passing the written test moves the process forward; the next steps include a background check, 体能检查, 还有一次面试. Success in these steps leads to a conditional offer of employment and an invitation to the Police Academy in Concord, 新汉普郡, for training and state certification.

按照这个计划, Hailey will be prepared to attend the Police Academy just after her graduation from Rivier in May 2025. 努力工作, 的决心, and actively pursuing professional development opportunities have positioned her for career success.

“Never say no to anything, or at least try not to, because that will keep opening doors for you.”