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Union County, Kean University to Host Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair

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Union County



By: Yuritza Arroyo

More than 50 federal, state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies will come together to participate in a joint recruitment event on Wednesday, March 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Kean University’s STEM Building, located at 1075 Morris Avenue in Union.

According to officials, in early 2022, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, partnering with Kean University, hosted a similar law enforcement recruitment event that held over 40 agencies, and saw over 1,000 participants, and resulted in hundreds of hires at various agencies around the state.

The full extent of the recruitment event’s success is unmeasurable ̧ as agency hires are still being seen. This year’s event is slated to host over 50 participating law enforcement agencies looking to recruit the next generation of officers.

“The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is pleased to once again partner with Kean University for the Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair,” Union County Prosecutor William Daniel stated

“Agencies around the state are still seeing results in their hiring trends from last year’s event. We look forward to being able to continue providing the public with opportunities to learn about and apply for positions in this line of work.

As we look to diversify the law enforcement community, we welcome all those who are interested in learning more about this rewarding, challenging, and purpose-filled career path.”

“The soliciting of new officers at this recruitment fair will be vital in ensuring that the law enforcement culture continues to evolve to fit societal expectations,” Union County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Harvey Barnwell said.

“Diversifying the ranks and file of the various agencies allows for more hires of new officers who can provide cultural pedagogy to deliver efficacy and respect to each community that is being served.

The upcoming law enforcement recruitment fair affords a rich opportunity to bring this notion to fruition, and we hope to have members of all communities attend to learn more about how they can begin their path in law enforcement.”


Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet is proud to be able to partner with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office on this important event.

 "It is an honor to host this law enforcement recruitment  the event at Kean in partnership with the Union County Prosecutor's Office," said Kean President Lamont O.  Repollet, Ed.D.

"Kean's many criminal justice graduates are proudly serving at all levels of law  enforcement throughout the state and nation, and we are pleased to allow our students and the community to learn more about public service careers in law enforcement.”

 "A career in law enforcement is a great path to take where our residents can make a difference in the lives of their fellow community members while receiving good pay, benefits and improving the quality of life at the same time," said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados.


"Last year was such a success, and the demand is still high for officers. This event is the perfect way to visit all of the  different agencies involved and see where you fit the most.

I encourage all residents who are looking  towards this route to attend and see what there is to offer."

New Jersey Senate President Nicholas Scutari echoed the importance of this recruitment event.

“As new policing efforts continue to develop throughout New Jersey, we are investing in the next generation of officers.

This year’s recruitment fair will host more than fifty law enforcement agencies and allow everyone who is interested in this career path the opportunity to learn more.”

New Jersey Senator Joseph Cryan showed his support for all those interested in a career in law enforcement.

"The upcoming recruitment fair is a phenomenal opportunity for those interested in a career in law enforcement to discover available opportunities to protect and serve our community," said Senator Jon Bramnick.

"Becoming a law enforcement officer is a tremendous responsibility with incredible rewards, and I encourage anyone with an interest in the field to attend."

Law enforcement partners from federal, state, county, and municipal agencies will be in attendance.

Applicants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resumes.