Police departments offer applications to students

Recruiting season—Officers from the Burbank Police Department talk about their department and employment opportunities during the Administration of Justice Career Day at the quad on Wednesday. CN/ Juan Calvillo

By Alex Handy

East Los Angeles College held a Administration of Justice Career Day on Wednesday in the Main Quad. 

The University of Southern California Department of Public Safety is hiring for community service officers, and dispatch and surveillance workers for both main and medical campus.

The process starts off with an application followed by an interview and is finished with a computer-based test. 

The job has no academic requirements beside a GED or High school diploma. 

It also requires a valid California Class C Driver’s license, a clean driving record and a State of California Patrol Persons and Firearms permit.

“Being hired offers benefits, such as free tuition assistance to USC and your future children will also get tuition assistance when they become of age,” Morice Jackson, USC Public Safety officer said. 

Police department, of several cities, such as Burbank and Fontana were recruiting.

“Online applications are available and we’re always looking for new officers,” Officer Francisco Nunez for the Burbank police department said. 

After the application, a written test, a background check and physical performance test are given.

MED Reach is an Ambulance company that is currently hiring for the Los Angeles County. 

“The Job here is to answer and handle medical calls, anything that requires basic life support. CPR training will be given along with airway control for emergency and non-emergency,” officer Mellicent Murphy said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was in attendance with applications and information to any students that had questions. 

Many student were at the quad taking applications and asking questions. 

“My family has been involved in law enforcement and it is something that has caught my interest since middle school,” ELAC student Greg Martinez said. “It was informative to talk to some of the officers here who have gone through the process first hand,” 

 “This is something we do every year for the spring semester, because ELAC is such a big community college the agencies get a lot of recruits during this event. We sometimes have to turn down some agencies because we only have so much room at the Main quad,” Curtis Walker chairperson for ELAC said.

For any information contact Walker via email at Walkercj2@elac.edu.                                                                                                                                       

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