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  • Law enforcement careers focus of Justice Careers Expo Feb. 13

    Jan 17, 2019 | Read More News
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    Youth age 16-24 looking for a career in law enforcement or the criminal justice system can attend a Justice Careers Expo Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Tucson Police Department’s Westside Station, 1310 W. Miracle Mile. Parents also are welcome.

    The expo has been organized by the Pima County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council, Pima County One-Stop Career Center, the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, Tucson Youth Development and Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center.  

    Careers in justice and law enforcement are not just limited to roles such as police officer, lawyer, judge, or those who are seen in a courtroom. Support personnel also may be Cop with dogfound in Pima County government, the city of Tucson, state of Arizona and at the federal level. Youth also will find a growing number of positions in the field of cybersecurity.

    The expo includes tours of the police station and forensic laboratories. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by opening remarks at 1 p.m. and the start of tours and breakout sessions on a variety of topics at 1:20 p.m. 

    “Youth will find a lot to explore at this career expo, particularly if they are leaning toward a career in the justice field,” Vaughn Croft, chair of the Pima County Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Council, which is presenting the expo, said. “The criminal justice sector offers a number of exciting career options in a field with a lot of growth potential.”

    Space is limited to the first 120 youth who RSVP. Deadline is Jan. 25. RSVP to Linda Reyes, Tucson Youth Development, 520-623-5843, registration@tucsonyouth.org. Participants also may register at the Tucson Youth Development Facebook page.

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board is appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. The board includes representatives of local businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions.