‘A Day in the Life’ seminar will feature Longview police officer


Kilgore College’s Randolph C. Watson Library staff will host its seventh “A Day in the Life” seminar featuring Lt. Shane McCarter with the Longview Police Department.

The seminar is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the conference room on the second floor of the library.

The series features guest speakers from various occupations to give current and prospective students a clear understanding of what it is like to work in certain career fields.

Lt. McCarter will share what it’s like to work as a police officer on a day-to-day basis.

Seminars are open to KC students, prospective students and the public. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Employees from the KC Counseling Center will also attend the seminars to answer questions about career exploration options.

McCarter is the Public Information Officer and lieutenant over special operations for the Longview Police Department.

He was transferred from the patrol division to the PIO position in April of 2017. Lt. McCarter graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1995 and began his law enforcement career with the Arlington Police Department that same year.

While serving the citizens of Arlington he worked as a patrol officer and as a traffic division officer for approximately 15 years. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Arlington Police Department.

During his tenure as a sergeant in Arlington, he developed the traffic enforcement officer program before transferring to the patrol division as a sergeant.

In 2010, Lt. McCarter began his career with the Longview Police Department. Lt. McCarter has served as a patrol officer, field training officer and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2015 and lieutenant in May of 2018.

He currently serves as the department’s public information officer and lieutenant over the special operations division. The special operations division consists of the School Resource Unit, Traffic Unit and Special Investigative and Apprehension Unit.

In addition to these duties, he also manages the department’s honor guard.

For more information contact Tony Addie, library support specialist, at 903-988-7441 or taddie@kilgore.edu.

“We noticed that not all students know what is involved with day-to-day duties of specific occupations. In fact, some students choose educational paths based on incomplete assumptions of what the job entails,” Addie said. “Then, they may learn that the work is not what they really want to do and end up changing majors.”

According to Addie, the goal of the seminars is to help students decide what type of education to pursue.

“We want to educate students with information about certain careers so they have the foresight to pursue an appropriate career path."


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