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Office of Police Complaints Welcomes 2016 Summer Interns

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Internship program provides students with experience in the field of police oversight

(Washington, DC) – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) recently welcomed its 2016 class of summer interns.  More than 90 college and law students have participated in the agency’s internship program since its inception in 2001.

Students selected for the program gain practical experience in the field of police accountability and oversight.  In addition, the students receive in-house training focusing on OPC’s mission, complaint process, community outreach efforts, and legal analysis.

OPC also provides interns with the opportunity to participate in several professional development activities, including ride-alongs with the Metropolitan Police Department, a tour of the District’s public safety communications center, and attending court hearings.

“Our interns believe in OPC’s mission to improve community trust with the police department through police oversight,” said Michael G. Tobin, OPC’s executive director.  “We are excited to work with them and help them grow both professionally and academically this summer.”

This year’s summer interns are:

Investigative
Cory Dixon, Virginia Union University
Katelyn Kennedy, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Public Affairs
Jocelyn Harris, Howard University

Legal
Christine Kulumani, George Washington University School of Law
Gunita Singh, Georgetown University Law School

For more information about OPC’s internship program, visit our website at www.policecomplaints.dc.gov/page/internship-program.