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Union County Prosecutor’s Office and Kean University to Host Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair, with Agency Recruitment Spanning Six States

Nearly 100 federal, state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies from six states will come together to participate in a joint recruitment event on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Kean University’s Harwood Arena, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey.

In early 2023, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, partnering with Kean University, hosted a similar law enforcement recruitment event that held over 50 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 100 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. “This is more than just recruitment; it is an opportunity to build a police force that truly reflects the communities we serve. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or someone considering a career shift, come explore the many paths available in law enforcement.”

 “Law enforcement is evolving. We’re seeking passionate individuals from all backgrounds who are committed to building trust and respect with the communities they serve. This recruitment fair is your chance to connect with different agencies, learn about their unique missions, and discover how your skills and experiences can contribute to a more equitable future”, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Dr. Harvey Barnwell states. “The fair is open to everyone interested in a career in law enforcement, regardless of experience or education level. Come explore your options, ask questions, and start your journey towards a meaningful career that makes a positive impact.”

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., said he is proud to partner with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office on this important event.

“This partnership with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office is one way Kean University serves as an anchor institution for the region, supporting programs that benefit our neighboring communities,” Repollet said. “The University has an outstanding criminal justice program, and our many graduates are serving at all levels of law enforcement with distinction. This recruitment fair is an excellent opportunity for Kean’s students and members of the community to find meaningful careers in public service.”

“Choosing a career in law enforcement provides a meaningful way for our residents to positively impact their community, while also enjoying fair compensation and benefits,” said Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded. “Following the success of last year’s event with a substantial turnout, the continued demand for officers emphasizes the importance of such events. This joint recruitment event offers residents a valuable opportunity to explore different agencies, find their fit, and consider the diverse possibilities within law enforcement. I encourage all potential candidates to attend and explore the rewarding aspects this profession can provide.”

“This recruitment fair will give everyone interested in a career in law enforcement the opportunity to learn more about this career path,” said Senate President Nick Scutari. “The many agencies participating will offer job opportunities to join in the new generation of officers with good jobs that provide a vital public service to our communities.”

Senator Joseph Cryan emphasized his support for those interested in a career in law enforcement. “As a former Union County Sheriff, I am proud of the professionalism that exists among our local law enforcement officials. Any young individual seeking a rewarding career in public service would be well-served to explore their interests at the Union County Prosecutors Office Recruitment Fair.”

“The upcoming recruitment fair provides a unique 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 making a positive impact on our communities, and I highly 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: United States Secret Service – Newark Field Office, Pentagon Force Protection, Office of Homeland Security Investigations, FBI – Newark Field Office, ATF – Newark, DEA, IRS, Federal Air Marshal Service, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex County Corrections, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Prince William County Police, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, John Stamler Police Academy, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey State Parole Board, New Jersey State Human Services Police, New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, New Jersey & New York Port Authority Police, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, New York State Police, Division on NJ Civil Rights, NJ Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey Transit Police, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, Rutgers Police Department,  Princeton University Police, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJIT Police Department, Monmouth University Police Department,  Kean University Police Department, Delaware State Police, Delaware Department of Corrections, Clark Police Department, New Providence Police Department, Berkeley Heights Police Department, Linden Police Department, Union Police Department, North Wildwood Police Department, Roselle Police Department, Westfield Police Department, Rahway Police Department, Hillside Police Department, Union County Police Department, Kenilworth Police Department, Roselle Park Police Department, Scotch Plains Police Department, West Orange Police Department, Millburn Police Department, Newark Police Department, South Brunswick Police Department, Avalon Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Pennsauken Police Department, Sea Isle City Police Department, Hillsborough Police Department, Sea Girt Police Department, Franklin Township Police Department, South Orange Police Department, Rochester Police Department, Hoboken Police Department, Plainfield Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Irvington Police Department, Maplewood Police Department, Orange Police Department, Fort Lee Police Department, East Orange Police Department, Little Falls Police Department, Sayreville Police Department, Summit Police Department, Jersey City Police Department, Alexandria Police Department – VA, and New York Police Department.

In addition, individuals seeking a career as assistant prosecutors, lab technicians, administrators, and clerks will have the opportunity to discuss those careers and be advised of the process necessary to pursue those positions.

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.