The Americas High School Law Enforcement Club has been working hard and training consistently to refine their skills and be prepared for upcoming competitions.
The Americas High School Law Enforcement Club is headed up by Americas law enforcement lead instructor and retired El Paso Police Officer Kenneth Jury. He is in his 20th year at Americas High School. Jury is joined by a new law enforcement instructor Myrna Lozano. Her experience is with federal law enforcement, corrections and courts.
The 23-member group are preparing to compete in Skills USA, TPSA, and The Borderland Challenge. Sixteen new members and seven returning members are actively engaging in law enforcement club activities. They train on a daily basis with a focus on bringing home the gold.
The school’s law enforcement club has a great record of success. Last year, the club brought home three trophies at the 2016-2017 Borderland Challenge and a second-place finish in the in the Skills USA Building Search competition.
Six seniors from the club graduated last year and have moved on to post-high school pursuits. For example, Deejay Chavez just recently graduated from the State Correctional Officer Program and is now currently employed as a correctional officer in Abilene, Texas.
Earlier this year, the Americas Law Enforcement Club teamed up with Americas Audio and Video Productions to create a video article for the Blazer Action News. Learn more about the Americas Law Enforcement Club by viewing their video.
Contributed by Kenneth N. Jury, CTE law enforcement teacher at Americas High School