Criminal justice students learn the job from "Police Women of Cincinnati"

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Criminal justice students at Beckfield College will get to hear from some local celebrities today.

Two of the police officers featured on TLC's "Police Women of Cincinnati" will speak to nearly 50 students at Beckfield College in Florence. Officers Colleen Deegan and Rose Valentino will talk about their experiences on the job as officers with the Cincinnati Police Department.

Students will also have an opportunity to ask the officers questions in the interactive session from 8:30 until 9:30 this morning.

Ric Robinson, a 21-year State Police veteran and Beckfield College's Criminal Justice Instructor, says he's glad the students will get to hear a first-hand account of the job. "There is no better teaching environment than to hear about the job from those in the thick of it every day," he says.

Officer Deegan is one of the only women in the Cincinnati Police Department's elite Central Vice Control Section, and participates in strategic undercover operations.

Officer Valentino, a Cincinnati native, works the midnight shift in Over-the-Rhine.

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