FCPS Staff, Students Earn Governor's Crime Prevention Award

FCPS Staff, Students Earn Governor's Crime Prevention Award

Frederick County Public Schools’ Advanced Academics Specialist Christine Borman-Bozick and the Monocacy Middle Criminal Justice Club will join Frederick City Police Officer First Class (OFC) Christopher Herman in receiving Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards at a December 13 ceremony in Annapolis.

The Frederick City Police Department nominated Borman-Bozick and the club for their awards. Borman-Bozick’s award is in the “Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens" category, while the school club’s award is in the “Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland" category.

The Criminal Justice Club was started several years ago at Monocacy Middle School at OFC Herman’s request. Together he and Borman-Bozick worked to provide highly engaging hands-on experiences, on and off site, for students. Their goals were to expose students to various fields relating to criminal justice and to foster positive relationships between the School Resource Officer and students at the school.

One of the places students have visited is the Maryland State Police Hangar. There they learned from the Trooper First Class pilots they met about the role of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Trooper 3 helicopter, the safety equipment on board, and the training and education necessary to work in that field of criminal justice. Other experiences have included learning about criminal justice issues and laws, opportunities to use a variety of equipment, and meetings with criminal justice professionals as guest speakers and presenters. 

“We are so privileged to have such a wonderful working relationship with the Frederick City Police Department and our SROs. They are extremely supportive of our school and community,” says Principal Dr. Stephanie Ware. “The Criminal Justice Club and this award demonstrate the positive impact we can have on students when we work together. Ms. Borman-Bozick does a phenomenal job in coordinating activities for the club. I am very proud of the positive impact it has on our students.”