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  • Law enforcement careers focus of Justice Careers Expo Feb. 7

    Jan 10, 2018 | 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. 7, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Tucson Police Department’s Westside Station, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.

    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.  
    Youth job fair
    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 court room. Support personnel also may be found 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 cyber security.

    The expo includes tours of the police station and forensic laboratories. Breakout sessions on a variety of topics begin at 1:30 p.m.

    The event opens with a keynote address by Tucson Police Captain Diane Duffy. Additional breakout sessions will be led by Customs and Border Protection, the TPD bomb squad, TPD’s SWAT team, and by cyber protection and hacking expert Pablo Bley. 

    The bomb squad and SWAT team also will have outside displays.

    “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 100 youth who RSVP. Deadline is Jan. 17. RSVP to Linda Reyes, Tucson Youth Development, 520-623-5843, linda.reyes@tucsonyouth.org.

    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.