A noteworthy friend and regular contributor to the Criminal Justice program at our Shreveport Campus, Shreveport K-9 Officer and Trauma Medic Clint Cain recently wrote a featured article titled Advanced Technology: An Officer’s Perspective for the Texas A&M student chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
In the piece, Officer Cain shares his perspectives on technical advances in law enforcement and the military; the progress of weapons, equipment, and tactics over the past decades; and what that has meant to the profession and the people who carry out those important duties. The article is full of interesting and enlightening information and includes Officer Cain’s personal accounts and experiences in the field.
From the point of view of Kevin White, PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M and the President of the SPE, “The article not only gives us insight into the ways that polymers (chemical substances) have contributed to the mission of police officers and soldiers around the world but also provides perspective into how our research and interest in polymers may be applied to real-life applications.”
The complete article is available at http://plastics.tamu.edu/cain.
In addition to his duties as part of the City of Shreveport Police Department, Officer Cain is a member of the Federal Violent Offenders Task Force. He is also a Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)/Drug Abuse Expert (DAE). Officer Cain has worked professionally with our Shreveport Criminal Justice instructors Mark Rogers, Mike McConnell, and Assistant District Attorney Dhu Thompson.
Clint Cain is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University, Wiley College, and the Texas Nurse Care Flight School. He has been a regular guest speaker for students in our Criminal Justice program, often bringing his canine to the classroom and putting him to work as part of his presentations.
Officer Cain is also a participant at our Campus’s “National Night Out” events, bringing his canine along and talking to students, families, and neighbors about ways to promote a drug-free neighborhood.
Shreveport Criminal Justice Department Chair Mara Elliott commented, “Having Officer Cain and his canine narcotic dog, Jack Boy, visit our classroom to demonstrate drug search techniques is a great opportunity and honor for our Criminal Justice students. Through his visits, they gain a better understanding of how Officer Cain and his dog serve, protect, and fight crime in Shreveport – right in front of our own eyes! He has helped our students develop an appreciation for the dedication, trust, and loyalty between Officer Cain and Jack Boy, who also wears a badge on his collar.”
Criminal Justice Instructor Dhu Thompson said, “Officer Cain is the definition of professionalism in the field of criminal justice. Whether it be report writing, patrol, or testifying in court, Officer Cain always exemplifies the highest level of production and professionalism that every Criminal Justice major can watch and learn from. I’m honored to call Officer Clint Cain a colleague of mine.”