Students explore options in law enforcement career day

By Jordan Elias 

The Administration of Justice Department hosted a career day where East Los Angeles College’s students found out how to get into the field of law enforcement on April 25.

“I like the event because every year more students come to get more information about these careers,” Vivian Guerrero, who helped organize the event, said. “This is a good opportunities to them to know the requirements to study it.”

The police departments came  from all over the California and presented employment opportunities that have competitive salaries and benefits, special assignments, promotional opportunities and other hiring incentives.

“The event is pretty good. I’m looking for information because I don’t know what I want to study”, Jesus Zendejas, ELAC student said.

“This is awesome (the event), there are many different departments to look into for study. I don’t know which one is the best because all of them are great. I like the Secret Service but I want to stay local, like Alhambra Police Department”, ELAC student Daniel Villegas said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation was present and are seeking special agents in intelligence experience, computer science, accounting/finance, law, law enforcement or other investigative experience.

Also, whoever applies for the position of FBI special agent, they must possess a four-year college degree, plus three years of professional work experience.

They also look for those who can be available for assignment anywhere in the FBI’s jurisdiction; be between the ages of 23 and 36; and be in excellent physical condition with the ability to pass a rigorous physical fitness test.

Those who want to be part of the FBI must be a United States citizen and consent to a complete background investigation, drug test and polygraph as a prerequisite for employment.

Only those candidates determined to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.

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