“I love that I’m able to give back to the academy that gave me my start in law enforcement,” said Peace Officer Academy alumna Megan Moore.
Alumni Spotlight - Megan Moore
“I love that I’m able to give back to the academy that gave me my start in law enforcement,” said Peace Officer alumna Megan Moore.
In 2016, Moore started looking at Criminal Justice classes at Aims. She landed in the Peace Officer Academy in Fall 2021. She was able to take charge and play a leadership role as a student. Her performance as a student ultimately influenced the decision to make her an assistant instructor at the Academy this year.
She had many positive influences supporting her throughout her Aims journey, including previous instructor Josh Hoban. Moore took his Juvenile Delinquency and Criminology courses when she first started at the Academy.
“He pushed me and made me work harder,” she said. “He understands everybody's mindset and the different roles that people play on different criminal procedures and law enforcement actions. He pushed me to look at it from a law enforcement perspective.”
Prior to attending the Academy, Moore worked for the Johnstown Police Department, where her outside community supported her educational journey at Aims. After graduating, she served as a police officer with the Eaton Police Department.
Her goal as an Aims Peace Officer Academy assistant instructor is to be a bridge between the real world and the classroom. As a recent graduate, she wants to connect with students who went through the same process she went through. She’s excited to be a resource and make a difference for others in her field.
Her advice to future Academy students?
“My advice is to keep an open mind and know that people aren’t always at their worst. They have something to give back to society. We as law enforcement students need to understand and keep that one goal that’s important to you in mind going through the academy.”
- Alumni Spotlight