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Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Career Fair to be Held April 22

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The Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Career Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the full-scale indoor street scene in the Homeland Security Education Center at College of DuPage.

Admission is free and the event is open to anyone interested in a criminal justice, homeland security or private security career. Representatives will be available from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; homeland security; probation, parole and corrections agencies; private security organizations; the U.S. military; emergency management services; college and university Criminal Justice programs; and other related career areas.

Eric Thompson, associate professor of Criminal Justice, said the fair is a good opportunity for people to learn more about these professions and what it takes to secure employment.

"You can speak face-to-face with representatives from a variety of agencies and organizations and learn about the many career opportunities in the private and public sectors," he said. "This is also a chance to learn more about criminal justice course offerings and the 3+1 College of DuPage and Lewis University Bachelor of Arts degree."

The new Homeland Security Education Center houses the College's Criminal Justice program as well as the Fire Science program, the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy and the College's Police Department. Features include state-of-the-art forensics labs, a 3-D tactical village and mock courtroom facilities.

The fair is sponsored by the Criminal Justice program and the Health and Sciences Division. For more information, call Thompson at (630) 942-3360, e-mail or visit