DOJ: News Release

Diversity in Law Enforcement Career Expo Jan. 25-26

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol, Great Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will play host to a “Diversity in Law Enforcement Career Fair & Job Expo” January 25th and 26th at the Exhibition Hall at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.

The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday the 25th and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday the 26th. Local, state and federal agencies and departments will have representatives on hand to answer questions and provide information about applying for a job in law enforcement.

In addition to displays and booths, there will also be law enforcement vehicles and interactive video scenarios.

Organizers expect more than 25 state, local and federal agencies to take part. Along with the Great Falls Police Department, MHP and FBI, agencies scheduled to attend include:

U.S. Air Force

Helena Police Department

U.S. Border Patrol

Missoula Police Department

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Cascade County Sheriff’s Office

U.S. Marshals Service

Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Drug Enforcement Administration

Montana Army National Guard

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Department of Corrections

Bozeman Police Department

Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Billings Police Department

Montana Motor Carriers Association

The Montana Law Enforcement Testing Consortium is also scheduled to attend. The consortium includes 13 city and county law enforcement agencies, and administers written and physical tests in order to create a pool of qualified applicants for entry-level peace officer jobs.

Trooper John Spencer of the MHP said many agencies are sending representatives from a number of different backgrounds to the expo.

“We really want to open the doors to women and minorities,” Spencer said, “but anyone interested in a career in law enforcement in Montana is welcome.”

“We always hope our agencies reflect the community and the people we serve,” said Bryan Lockerby of the Great Falls Police Department. “The career fair is a great opportunity for ‘one-stop shopping’ for people interested in law enforcement.”

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