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Union County Prosecutor’s Office and Kean University to host Multi-agency Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair: Open to the Public

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More than 50 federal, state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies will come together to participate in a joint recruitment event on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Kean University’s STEM Building, located at 1075 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey.  

In early 2022, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, partnering with Kean University, hosted a similar law enforcement recruitment event that hosted over 40 agencies, and saw over 1,000 participants, and resulted in hundreds of hires at various agencies around the state. The full extent of the recruitment event’s success is unmeasurable¸ as agency hires are still being seen. This year’s event is slated to host over 50 participating law enforcement agencies looking to recruit the next generation of officers. 

“The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is pleased to once again partner with Kean University for the Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair,” Union County Prosecutor William Daniel stated. “Agencies around the state are still seeing results in their hiring trends from last year’s event. We look forward to being able to continue providing the public with opportunities to learn about and apply for positions in this line of work. As we look to diversify the law enforcement community, we welcome all those who are interested in learning more about this rewarding, challenging, and purpose-filled career path.”

“The soliciting of new officers at this recruitment fair will be vital in ensuring that the law enforcement culture continues to evolve to fit societal expectations,” Union County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Harvey Barnwell said. “Diversifying the rank and file of the various agencies allows for more hires of new officers who can provide cultural pedagogy to deliver efficacy and respect to each community being served. The upcoming law enforcement recruitment fair affords a rich opportunity to bring this notion to fruition, and we hope to have members of all communities attend to learn more about how they can begin their path in law enforcement.”

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet is proud to be able to partner with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office on this important event. “It is an honor to host this law enforcement recruitment event at Kean in partnership with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office,” said Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. “Kean’s many criminal justice graduates are proudly serving at all levels of law enforcement throughout the state and nation, and we are pleased to give our students and the community the opportunity to learn more about public service careers in law enforcement.”

“A career in law enforcement is a great path to take where our residents can make a difference in the lives of their fellow community members, while receiving good pay, benefits and improving the quality of life at the same time,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Last year was such a success and the demand is still high for officers. This event is the perfect way to visit all of the different agencies involved and see where you fit the most. I encourage all residents who are looking towards this route to attend and see what there is to offer.”

New Jersey Senate President Nicholas Scutari echoed the importance of this recruitment event. “As new policing efforts continue to develop throughout New Jersey, we are investing in the next generation of officers. This year’s recruitment fair will host more than fifty law enforcement agencies and allow everyone who is interested in this career path the opportunity to learn more.”

New Jersey Senator Joseph Cryan showed his support for all those interested in a career in law enforcement. “As a former Union County Sheriff, I know the professionalism that exists among our local law enforcement officials. Any young man or woman seeking a rewarding career in public service would be well served to explore the opportunities at the Union County Prosecutors Office Recruitment Fair.”

“The upcoming recruitment fair is a phenomenal opportunity for those interested in a career in law enforcement to discover available opportunities to protect and serve our community,” said Senator Jon Bramnick. “Becoming a law enforcement officer is a tremendous responsibility with incredible rewards and I encourage anyone with an interest in the field to attend.” 

Law enforcement partners from federal, state, county, and municipal agencies will be in attendance. Applicants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resumes. 

Agencies that will be in attendance include: ATF (Newark), Homeland Security Investigations (Newark), Federal Bureau of Investigation (Newark), Drug Enforcement Association, U.S. Secret Service, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, Prosecutor’s Offices of Bergen, Camden, Somerset, Sussex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hudson, Essex and Union Counties, New Jersey State Parole, New Jersey Department of Corrections, Essex County Corrections,  Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey / New York Port Authority Police, Human Services Police, Union County Sheriff, New Jersey Transit Police, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police, Newark Bronze Shields, NOBLE, MALEA, HALEA, Women in Law Enforcement, NAACP, New Jersey Civil Service Commission, Prevention Links, and the Police Departments of Scotch Plains, Linden, Union County, Westfield, Berkeley Heights, Roselle, Plainfield, Newark, Fanwood, Clark, Rahway, Hillside, Kenilworth, New Providence, Maplewood, East Orange, Orange, Irvington, North Wildwood, Franklin Township, Kean University, Rutgers University, Princeton University, Stevens Institute, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Alexandria (VA).

In addition, individuals seeking a career as assistant prosecutors will have the opportunity to discuss those careers with current assistant prosecutors and be advised of the process necessary to pursue that position. 

The Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair is jointly hosted by Kean University and the Union County

Prosecutor’s Office, and with the support of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, New Jersey Senate President Nicholas Scutari, New Jersey Senators Joseph Cryan and Jon Bramnick, Elizabeth Branch NAACP President Shawn McClain, and New Jersey NOBLE President Jiles Ship.