Clarksville Police Department (CPD)
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department’s Professional Integrity Unit was looking for a fresh, new youthful perspective for designing a sweatshirt which officers could wear for recruitment and training.
So, Captain Ty Burdine and Sgt Rodney Lifsey headed to Rossview High School and met with Ms. Hannah Brooks who teaches the Academy of Media Arts and Technology class.
The Rossview High School Academy of Media Arts and Technology Work Based Learning Class is a hands-on design program which presents students with the opportunity to become masters of photography, digital illustration, branding, and many other aspects of graphic design.
The pinnacle of this experience comes for them during their senior year when they get to work with real world clients, like Clarksville Police Department, and create real products to gain an immersive understanding of what the design industry is like, how to communicate in a client and designer partnership, and how to professionally execute design projects from start to finish.
Captain Burdine and Sgt Lifsey engaged with the students and solicited their ideas for a slogan and design for a Recruitment and Training Sweatshirt. They fielded several questions from the students and imparted the department’s philosophy of kindness, community policing, and professionalism.
Captain Burdine provided some parameters for the design, the entire class went to work on the project. After officers in the Professional Integrity Unit reviewed all of the designs by the students, a selection was made. Captain Burdine and Sgt Lifsey went out to Rossview High School to reveal the sweatshirt and name the winners. The design winners were Strati Young (back of the sweatshirt) and Lorren Bonney (front of the sweatshirt)
The Clarksville Police Department would like to thank MS Brooks and all the students of the Rossview High School Academy of Media Arts and Technology Class for their hard work and amazing, innovative designs.