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APS supporting Phoenix Police volunteer program

Read the article posted on the Arizona Public Service (APS) intranet for their employees.

Elektra Fike-Data
Internship: Phoenix Police Department

"Elektra is a Barrett Honors senior double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Her interest in investigation and solving problems lead her to a unique volunteer opportunity at the Arizona State University Police Department. With her applied crime analysis experience she was selected as the first Cold Case Homicide intern for the Phoenix Police Department. Her work includes everything from exposure to real case histories and data analysis to investigations and collating report information. Her long-range career goals include high profile criminal investigations." (3/01/10)

Student working with Phoenix Police homicide unit

Nicholas Palomino Mendoza
Published On:
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Not many students embrace polygraph tests and background checks, but one ASU undergraduate was thrilled when she was asked to do them for the second time in less than six months. 

After her first polygraph and background test in June, Elektra Fike-Data was one of the first two volunteers accepted for ASU’s Volunteers in Police Assistance Program. A new crime analysis position was tailored to fit Fike-Data’s interests, said Assistant Chief of ASU Police Jay Spradling.

COPS Radio Interview 

Officer Larry Horton of the Phoenix Police Department was interviewed for a Sunday morning radio show about the COPS volunteer program. The interview talks about how COPS is unique compared to other volunteer opportunities with the Phoenix Police and how to become part of the COPS program.

COPS would like to thank CBS radio for the chance to tell people about our program.

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