Multi-agency law enforcement career night

Karen Tararache
Created: November 07, 2019 11:32 PM

ALBANY - UAlbany sophomore Chrysa Waylln is majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology and minoring in Homeland Security. 

"Mostly the interactions with other people, I really like that. I'm able to talk to other people and see other opinions other than my own which is important to me," Waylln said.


She's attending the first of it's kind multi-agency law enforcement career night hosted by the FBI and School of Criminal Justice.

"I've spoken with the FBI, the New York State Troopers, and the Department of Corrections," Waylln said.

24 agencies on the local, state and federal level took part. 

"Some people might think there's an agency, like that's the one I want to go for and the more they talk, they either don't meet the requirements or the requirements are just a little too far down the road and they'd rather get started faster," FBI Public Affairs Specialist, Sarah Ruane said.

At the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a four year degree, and two years of professional experience are a requirement.

Then, a background check and polygraph test and  who could forget about the grueling fit test i managed to survive last year.

"We're here we want to talk to people. We want to make it less scary, I think most people just automatically disqualify themselves and they're probably a lot more qualified than they think they are," Ruane said.

And if a future working for a Federal agency isn't your thing, there are plenty of state and local agencies that are also looking to recruit new hires. especially we the staffing shortages suffered by Albany and Troy police departments.

"It's kind of one of those scenarios where nobody's competing we just want you to land in whatever agency makes the most sense for you," Ruane said.

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