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German student serving internship with MCSO

A student at the Hessian University of Police and Administration in Hesse, Germany, is serving a three-week internship at the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office.

Fabienne Stock, who lives near Frankfurt, Germany, is studying law enforcement with the goal of becoming a police detective. In Germany, it takes three years of study and training to become a police officer or detective, said a press release. During that three years, the student takes theoretical classes, has field training, including serving internships, and ultimately graduates with a bachelor’s degree. 

It just so happened that Stock was an exchange student during her high school years with Mathews School Resource Officer Julianna Berry, when Berry was a resident of South Boston, Virginia. Stock reached out to Berry, who received approval from Sheriff Mark Barrick for Stock to join the sheriff’s office for three weeks, with Berry as her mentor. The internship incurs no expense for the sheriff’s o...

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