Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wanted: Women in Law Enforcement - Recruitment Fair, Today, October 5 at UAA Student Union

The third annual Women in Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair will be held today, Wednesday, October 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the UAA Student Union, Upper Level  next to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Parking is free. This event is open to everyone.

Although Alaska's population is 48% female, only about 10% of sworn law enforcement officers are women. Law enforcement agencies are actively recruiting for female officers.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies statewide will be participating including:
  • Alaska State Troopers
  • Anchorage Airport Police
  • Alaska Department of Corrections
  • FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Seward Police Department
  • Anchorage Police Department
  • Women Police of Alaska
  • DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement
  • IRS - Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division
  • ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve
  • Alaska Air National Guard
 This program is sponsored by the Women Police of Alaska with the support of the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, and the UAA Justice Center.

Dr. Brad Myrstol is the faculty coordinator for this event.  For more information, call the Justice Center at 786-1810.