Meet Devan Bossi, Administration of Justice Student

Devon Bossi

Devan Bossi, an Administration of Justice student, has found his perfect career and hopes to be on the beat soon as a police officer serving the community of Grass Valley and working his way up to detective.

Thinking about a career in 2015 while attending Nevada Union High School, Devan chose as his senior project to ride along with a CHP officer. The experience fascinated him, but he wasn't quite sure if he wanted to work in law enforcement.

Then, at Sierra College, he took the class Introduction to Investigation. "You come into a mock crime scene and investigate," he recalls. "It’s hands-on and cool to do that stuff. It makes you feel like you're there, I was hooked." Devan soon found his "number one mentor," Professor and Department Chair Blair Spaulding who helped get him an internship at Grass Valley PD. "I saw the daily work that officers do," he said, "and knew that's what I wanted to do."

As an intern he's a police aide. Among other tasks he issues parking tickets and picks up shopping carts. His favorite job is community relations, talking with folks he meets on the street. "We interns serve as an extra set of eyes and hands for the officers," he said. "Everyone seems to like me and I think I'd be a good fit."

His mom and dad grew up in Grass Valley and he would like to live close to his family there, hoping to join the Department after he graduates. "Get my foot in the door, start as an entry one police officer, work up the ranks, start a family,” he said about his plans for the future.