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Western Illinois University holds law enforcement career fair

Western Illinois University is giving students the opportunity to get an early look at careers in law enforcement.

The university hosted a career fair for students interested in going into law enforcement or criminal justice Tuesday. More than 100 agencies–local and out of state, set up booths in the student union.

Professors at the university said allowing students to talk with these officials is the first step into finding a job or internship.

“A lot of the people here are alumni of the program who are now coming back to recruit more students like themselves, into the program,” WIU School of Law Enforcement Director said. “So they get to see and talk to people about what the job really is and how much fun it is to do it and how we prepare them for it.”

WIU’s school of law enforcement’s next event will be November 5 when they open their new crime lab.

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