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Las Vegas police visit Hennepin Tech to recruit students and grads

Group of police officers at recruitment event

Brooklyn Park, Oct. 13, 2022 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was one of several out-of-state agencies that traveled to campus recently in an effort to hire students who are enrolled in the Peace Officer and Public Safety program at Hennepin Technical College (Hennepin Tech).

At a job fair organized by Law Enforcement Opportunities and Metropolitan State University, more than 50 departments met with students and other attendees. Recruiters from police departments in Dallas, Texas and Mesa, Arizona also attended – along with a long list of departments from throughout Minnesota.

Nationwide, there is a shortage of people entering careers as police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and other licensed peace officers. As a result, departments are competing for new hires by offering a variety of perks; cash bonuses, extra vacation time, paid tuition and other benefits.

A recruiter from Las Vegas said that warmer weather and a change of scenery often attracts interest among new recruits who are considering a career in their department. Officers from Las Vegas were ready to provide employment testing to qualified applicants at the job fair.

Two Twin Cities television news stations covered the recruiting effort. Check out their reports:

FOX-9: Police Departments Search for New Recruits in Minnesota

KSTP-TV: Out-of-State Police Departments Recruit Minnesotans

Are you interested in this in-demand career? Hennepin Tech is enrolling students for its new Peace Officer & Public Safety program. Financial aid and scholarships are available

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College (Hennepin Tech) is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, the college offers degree and non-degree courses in over 40 programs. Achieving a high job placement rate, Hennepin Tech prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities.

Last updated by mdibba : 2022-11-02 11:39:23