State & Local Police Agencies Partner for CiTi’s Inaugural Special Ops Day


Students in The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation’s (CiTi’s) CTE Public Safety and Justice Program for the first time ever had the opportunity to operate law enforcement drones, tactical robots and interact with a K-9 at CiTi’s Special Ops Day.


Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and Oswego City Police Department brought along armored vehicles, including a ballistic armoured tactical transport (BATT), and various types of gear used for several different operations.


CTE Public Safety & Justice Instructor Mark Bender said the event was organized in hopes students would be able to explore different avenues available within the law enforcement and public safety fields.


“There have been a tremendous amount of technological changes when it comes to equipment and we’re no longer putting people in harm’s way,” he said. “It's making it safer for people to do their jobs.”