A Lesson on Law at Division Ave.
Division Avenue High School students in Laura McCue's Current Legal Issues class received a special visit from MacArthur High School graduate and current Oyster Bay Cove Police Officer Ted Mergel on Jan. 12.
Officer Mergel shared with the class his personal experiences being in the law enforcement field including life threatening situations he has been involved in, crime scenes he has witnessed, his years as a New York City cop and more. He also spoke about the drug epidemic on Long Island and gun laws to give the students his own perspective. Some students showed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement and Officer Mergel helped answered any questions that they had.
With a mother working at Division Avenue High School, Officer Mergel felt fantastic being back in Levittown to speak with high school students.
"It's very satisfying," he said. "It's always good to give kids some pointers that they don't always get to hear."