FREEHOLD – The Prosecutor’s Office is proud to lend its support to a law enforcement job fair being held by the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association early next month, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Thursday.
The job fair is scheduled to take place from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 at Brookdale Community College’s Recreation and Events Center, located at 765 Newman Springs Road in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township.
“Our vocation is by its nature very dynamic and rewarding, and we’re eager to support the Chiefs Association in promoting and participating in this unique event,” Acting Prosecutor Linskey said. “We also view this as an invaluable opportunity to promote diversity and inclusivity in our recruitment and hiring of police officers – something that benefits our agencies and our communities alike.”
That goal was recently outlined by a New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Directive issued this past December, urging law enforcement jurisdictions throughout the state to “strive for workforces that reflect the diversity of the jurisdictions they serve, and that can effectively interact with all community members.”
Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association President Michael C. Bauer, Chief of Police for the Manasquan Police Department, said he is actively encouraging anyone who has an interest in a career in law enforcement to attend.
“This free event will provide attendees an opportunity to meet with leaders from municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement organizations,” Chief Bauer said. “The event will also allow interested individuals the ability to learn what opportunities are available in this rewarding and challenging field. Such opportunities will include full-time positions, part-time positions, and seasonal work as well.”
Attendees will be able to speak directly with individual law enforcement agencies to determine if a career in the field is the right path for them, Chief Bauer added. Attendees will also be able to determine the best way to get their career started; speakers are slated to discuss a variety of relevant topics, including resume building, filling out police applications correctly, and interview preparation and guidance.
Displays and demonstrations at the event will include tactical weapons and equipment, drones, and K9 units.
Anyone with questions about the job fair is invited to contact Chief Bauer directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.