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Law-enforcement job fair aims to bring in more first responders

Law enforcement job fair
Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 21:56:52-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas  — Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend invited job seekers to the Law Enforcement job fair on Monday.

More than 30 law-enforcement departments were present and ready to interview and hire on the spot at the Del Mar College Windward Campus, formerly known as the West Campus.

Local police departments and sheriff's offices, as well as departments such as San Antonio, Victoria, Mercedes, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Border Patrol attended.

"All you have to do is show up and create that network," said Refugio police chief Enrique Diaz. "Creating that network will honestly get you in the direction that you need to especially if you want to pursue that law enforcement career."

KRIS 6 News spoke with some candidates who hoped to get their foot in the door.

"I've always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little kid," said Michael Elizalde. "It's something I've always wanted to do. To serve, to protect people."

Others, like April Noyola, attended Monday's job fair to get a better sense of what type of law enforcement she'd like to work in.

"The job seems really cool," said Noyola. "You get to meet a lot of the community and stuff like that. You can always pick anything you want. You don't have to be a cop. It just seems something fun to do."

Law enforcement told KRIS 6 News right now the greatest need they're seeing are for dispatchers, detention officers, and patrol deputies.

For more information, contact Refugio Police Department at (361) 526-4533 or email them here.