20 June 2023
A former Birkenhead Sixth Form College has just returned from Washington DC where he was presenting to law enforcement agencies including the FBI.
Jack Fitzpatrick was part of the College’s Class of 2019 and is now studying for his PhD at Liverpool John Moores in partnership with Merseyside Police.
The focus of Jack’s work is ‘modern policing in the 21st Century for inclusive cultural shift’, and his recent research trip to the States was part of him looking into diversity and inclusion in Law enforcement.
Jack said that the highlight of the trip was giving a presentation to the FBI’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, where afterwards he was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Director of the department.
Jack is also joining one of his colleagues in Merseyside Police at the College’s Futures Day on Friday 7th July, which is a day dedicated to first year students receiving talks and visiting fairs with over 60 businesses, organisations and universities to discover what their next steps after College might hold. Jack, who studied A Levels in History, Politics and Media while with us, will be talking to students about his journey from diagnosis of autism and DCD (dyspraxia) to earning a PhD, as he aims to inspire our current cohort about their career path options.
Director of Learning Support at the College, James King, said: “Jack was always passionate about helping people, especially those with additional learning needs, so working within policing and trying to make beneficial changes is the perfect fit for him.
“He was a big character and extremely popular around the College so it will be great to have him back for Futures Day.”
Jack said: “I found my time at the College absolutely amazing due to the level of support provided and the experiences, as well as the very high standard of teaching.
“I had fantastic Learning Support Assistants at the College. I could not thank them enough. They were brilliant and went with me on many different public speaking events that the College provided me with as well as extracurricular activities such as trips to London. The whole College could not have been more welcoming.”