Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Women in Law Enforcement Fair a great success

The October 22, 2009 Women in Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Women Police of Alaska attracted numerous UAA students and non-students interested in law enforcement career opportunities. Women, and also a number of men, attended the fair to talk to federal and state law enforcement agency representatives from the U.S. Marshals Service, DEA, FBI, Anchorage Airport Police, Department of Corrections, Seward Police Department, North Slope Borough Police Department, Sand Point Police Department, Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, and members of the Women Police of Alaska.

The event was presented with the support of the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, and the UAA Justice Center.


  • Top - Patrol cars from the Anchorage Airport Police, Anchorage Police Department, and the Alaska State Troopers were staged in front of the Student Union during the event.
  • Trooper Sgt. Maurice Hughes talks with UAA Justice student Sarah Herrin.
  • Officer Julie Hellrung of the Anchorage Airport Police and her explosives detection canine, "Dasty," take a break.
  • Students discuss careers with Sgt. Bob Thompson, Fairbanks Police Dept. (far left) and with DEA Diversion Investigator Candy Kopf (far right).
  • Students gather to talk to Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson (left in cap) and his explosives detection canine "MacDuff," and to Deputy U.S. Marshal Rochelle Liedeke (facing front) of the U.S. Marshals Service.