Bethune-Cookman University Students Participate in HBCU Law Enforcement Recruitment and Training Fair
(Photo Credit: WCTV TV Tallahassee Online)
Nearly 20 Law Enforcement Agencies Across the State of Florida Presented to 150 Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) collaboratively hosted a law enforcement recruitment and training fair hosted on FAMU's campus, to provide opportunities for students to engage with law enforcement agencies and learn more careers in the law enforcement industry after graduation. Approximately 15 B-CU students and three (3) Edward Waters College students were in attendance at the event coordinated by Dr. Randy Nelson, Program Coordinator for the B-CU Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program.
“We want to link our students that have a passion for improving the relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve,” Nelson said. During the career fair students were able to interact and connect with employers to potentially find the best agency for their post-graduate careers. Shortly thereafter the students contributed in a roundtable discussion with over 150 people to ask any further questions to the law enforcement agencies.
Due to the overwhelming number of law enforcement agencies, many students from Florida were able to connect with law enforcement officers from their hometown and discuss bridging the gap between law enforcement and African-American communities.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.