PHILADELPHIA — U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) marked the conclusion of a cadet program Wednesday with a graduation ceremony at the U.S. custom house in Philadelphia, PA.
The cadet program is associated with the Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children and allows cadets to explore federal law enforcement and the intricacies of HSI’s mission. Classes were held for a week at the hospital and included two field trips to the ports of Delaware and Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Cadets had the opportunity to work side-by-side with HSI special agents on a mock investigation that involved international narcotics smuggling, fraudulent documents, and evidence processing procedures. The cadets were also taught how to conduct an interview of a suspect, search for forensic evidence, write search and arrest warrants, and present their investigation to a federal judge. Additionally, the cadets spent a day at the seaport searching shipping containers as part of their ongoing mock, criminal investigation.
All cadet activities were age-appropriate and adequately supervised.