When you ask Victoria Bailey what she’s doing at Blackhawk, she doesn’t hesitate to say, “I am in the criminal justice program. I am going to be a police officer.”
Growing up, Victoria encountered police more than any young woman should. Every spring, her father would relapse into manic episodes due to his Bipolar Disorder. These manic episodes would require police intervention to help protect the family and transport him safely to in-patient treatment until he got stable. The police represented safety to her and her family.