Nebraska State Trooper Charlie Cook presented on his 18 years of experience in the criminal justice field to a group of Concordia students on Feb. 17.
“I still love this job,” said Cook, who works in the traffic division to keep Nebraska roads safe. “It is rewarding because you might save your own family or someone else’s or the driver himself.”
Cook told Concordia students about the internship opportunities available with the state patrol, about the variety of opportunities for a trooper and about his experiences in the field. A question and answer time followed the presentation.
Cook, a native of Lincoln, started as a trooper in 1997 and served in North Platte and Fairbury before moving to Seward in 2003, where he has served since. He is a certified drug recognition expert and a CPR instructor in addition to being a trooper in the traffic division. Cook has also given several presentations to schools on seat belt usage and other safety-related tips.
The presentation was sponsored by Concordia’s Law and Justice Club.