More than two dozen federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies will participate in a joint recruitment event on Monday, February 28 at Kean University’s main campus in Union, New Jersey.
The event is jointly hosted by Kean University and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, with the support of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, New Jersey Senate President Nicholas Scutari, State Sen. Joseph Cryan, State Sen. Jon Bramnick, Elizabeth Branch NAACP President Shawn McClain, Rahway Branch NAACP Vice President Reverend Gary Hall, and New Jersey NOBLE President Jiles Ship.
“As we look toward the future, recruiting and cultivating the next generation of law enforcement professionals is one of the most important investments we can make in our community,” said Union County Prosecutor William Daniel. “Whether you are considering a career in law enforcement at the federal, state, county or municipal level, we encourage you to stop by the recruitment fair to learn more about this meaningful line of work.”
“At Kean, we take great pride in our robust criminal justice program that prepares students to succeed in many roles across the justice system,” said Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. “We are excited to host this joint event to support our students and others in our community in finding valuable and fulfilling careers in law enforcement.”
The recruitment fair is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Academic Center, 1003 Morris Ave in Union. Interested applicants are invited to bring their resumes to meet with representatives from various agencies.
The event is free, but there is a $35 fee for anyone interested in registering for the New Jersey Civil Service Exam on site.
Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams encourages residents to attend the recruitment event.
“We recently had a joint law enforcement job fair, which was very successful, so I hope that individuals will come out to this one as well,” Williams said. “There are over 20 agencies involved, so there are many opportunities for our constituents who are looking for a career in this rewarding field to find their match; I hope you will join us and see what there is to offer.”
“This event is the perfect opportunity for any resident in Union County who is interested in a career in law enforcement to meet and interact with each department’s recruitment team,” said Scutari. “Our Legislature is committed to developing future leaders, and it is through events like this that we can provide the necessary tools our constituents need to develop a bright future and make a positive impact in their community.
“I am very proud of the outstanding work of law enforcement in our county,” said Bramnick. “I am very pleased to endorse and support the job recruitment fair.”
“Union County is home to some of the finest law enforcement professionals, who serve our communities with honor, respect and dignity,” said Cryan. “Those interested in joining their ranks or just learning more are highly encouraged to attend this event.”
Agencies slated to attend include: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Newark), Homeland Security Investigations (Newark), New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Prosecutor’s Offices of Bergen, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Union counties, and the Police Departments of Berkeley Heights, Clark, Hillside, Irvington, Kean University, Linden, Mountainside, Newark, Orange, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Stevens Institute of Technology, Union County, Union County Sheriff, Union Township and Westfield.
Everyone in attendance is expected to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, in all university buildings. Professional attire is recommended.
Parking will be available in the STEM Building lot, adjacent to the Liberty Hall Academic Center.