Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Women in Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair a great success

IRS Special Agent Cathleen Hollowell.
The October 5, 2011 Women in Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Women Police of Alaska (WPA) 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 FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Anchorage International Airport Police, Alaska Air National Guard Security Forces, Seward Police Department, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Anchorage Police Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement, Alaska State Troopers, IRS Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (AFT), Alaska Department of Corrections, and the Women Police of Alaska..

K-9s "Elvis" and "Batman," explosives detection dogs from the Anchorage International Airport Police attended as representatives of their law enforcement agency, as well K-9 "Rex" from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge Law Enforcement who is trained to detect different types of game that have been taken illegally.  Photos of the K-9s are in the slideshow below.

The event was presented with the support of the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, and the UAA Justice Center. Dr. Brad Myrstol was the faculty liaison for this program.

UAA Chancellor Tom Case (left) with U.S. Deputy Marshals Rochelle Liedike
and Ryan Thompson of the U.S. Marshals Service.
See a slideshow of this year's Women in Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair below.