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Law Enforcement Job Fair Attracts High School Students

Reported: Mar. 11, 2014 12:05 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 11, 2014 1:02 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Taisha Walker) -- With West Virginia's unemployment rate on the rise, law enforcement officers are hoping to attract some new talent with a job fair.

Dozens of high school students attended the second annual law enforcement job fair at the Charleston Civic Center on Tuesday. The students were there to hear presentations, ask questions and see what a job in law enforcement entails.

The U.S. Army, Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia Division of Corrections and the Charleston Fire Department were the agencies that had booths set up for students to visit.

Law enforcement officers said the job fair gives students a different outlook on the business.

"All of these organizations that people don't normally see on a daily basis and or might not have thought, 'This could be a career field for me.' It will give them an opportunity to ask those questions if that is right for them," U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Bolin said.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said he is hopeful the job fair will attract future applicants.

"We're looking for good honest, hard working people who can be trusted to take care of their community. We're always looking for those people," Humphreys said.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications but a testing schedule has not yet been determined.

The law enforcement job fair is organized by U.S. Army recruiters.



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