by Mark Huard
Austin Ireland was trying to decide where to attend college when he was a senior at Winslow High School. That year he ended up getting the opportunity to go on some ride-alongs with local police departments and quickly realized that law enforcement was his passion. With the help of his family, Ireland decided to attend Thomas College the following year for its criminal justice program and it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. “Since the very beginning, Thomas College was a great fit for me and helped me every step of the way to achieve my personal and professional goals. The faculty and friends I made at Thomas made my four years there not just enjoyable and exciting but some of the best years that I know I’ll cherish forever. I’m beyond excited to start a new chapter in my life and begin my career in law enforcement. I am truly thankful I had the opportunity to go to Thomas College.”
Being a law enforcement officer is something that he’s wanted to do and Thomas College has helped him achieve that goal.