UVI to host law enforcement career fairs

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ST. CROIX - There are hundreds of paths high school and college graduates can take in the transition from school to career, and the University of the Virgin Islands is hosting career fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday to share information about careers in law enforcement.

Representatives from at least 17 federal and local law enforcement agencies will be on hand Tuesday at the University of the Virgin Islands' Great Hall on St. Croix and Wednesday at the UVI Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas. The fairs are open to the public.

Students are encouraged to attend, and people will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters on both campuses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The ever-evolving law enforcement landscape provides careers in many disciplines, from forensics to criminology and criminal justice, and from information technology to political science. Other careers in the field require training in social work, psychology and other liberal arts and science disciplines.

Federal and local law enforcement agencies expected to attend the UVI fairs include the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, V.I. Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Transportation Security Administration, V.I. Justice Department, V.I. Bureau Of Corrections, V.I. Port Authority, V.I. Taxi Cab Commission, V.I. Superior Court, National Park Service, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Attorney's Office and others. The V.I. Division of Personnel will also have a representative on hand to answer questions.

The St. Croix fair will also feature a diverse group of representatives from the Virgin Islands' community. Participants are expected from social service agencies such as the Women's Coalition and Lutheran Social Services. University of the Virgin Islands units such as the Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center, the Small Business Development Center and the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service will also be featured.

Some businesses expected to participate include Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Personal Touch Insurance, AFLAC, V.I. National Guard's Hero2Hire program, O'Neal's Transport, Home Depot and CONNECTSPACE.vi.

For details on St. Croix, call Patricia Towal at 692-4187 or email to ptowal@uvi.edu. For more information on St. Thomas, call Verna Rivers at 693-1087 or email to vrivers@uvi.edu.

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