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Brookdale Newsroom

Brookdale Hosts First Law Enforcement Career Fair

Students and community members attended the first Law Enforcement Career Fair at Brookdale Community College on May 17. Law enforcement officials from the federal, state, county, and local government informed attendees about career pathways and job opportunities in the criminal justice field.

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy began by thanking the law officials for participating in the event and for their continued dedication to protecting our communities. A moment of silence was held to honor Officer Sean Collier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Officer Pat King, Long Branch, and Officer Chris Matlosz, Lakewood, and other officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Criminal Justice Professor Barbara Gonos was thrilled that students had the opportunity to participate in this Career Fair. “Criminal Justice at Brookdale is a career program that is committed to both education in the field and career placement. Since this is the first Law Enforcement Career Fair at Brookdale, this event is tremendously important for students to not only learn about the law at various levels, but to network with professionals in the field.”

This event was the product of a cooperative effort between the Criminal Justice Department and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE – Central New Jersey Chapter). Due to the success of the Career Fair, the NOBLE Chapter plans to make it an annual event at Brookdale.

For more information on this Career Fair or the Criminal Justice Department contact Professor Gonos at bgonos@brookdalecc.edu or call 732-224-2541.

Jean Marc, Patrick Martinez, Professor Gonos, Rashmika Wesley, Alex Lam, Lance Wakefield, and Senior Investigator Selma Morris, Monmouth County Sheriff Office

Jean Marc, Patrick Martinez, Professor Gonos, Rashmika Wesley, Alex Lam, Lance Wakefield, and Senior Investigator Selma Morris, Monmouth County Sheriff Office