Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is excited to host the 2024 Peace Officer and Criminal Justice Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center. During the event, attendees can meet with a record number of representatives from a variety of local, county, state, and federal agencies to learn about job openings and the communities they serve. The event is free, open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

“Today, there is an unprecedented staffing shortage of professionally trained peace officers in cities, counties, and in state agencies here in Minnesota and throughout the United States.  The demand for highly trained and skilled applicants is at a peak,” shared Mike Tusken, FDLTCC Law Enforcement Program Coordinator, “The students who graduate from FDLTCC are held in high esteem by agencies in the local area and throughout the state and nation.  We are proud to have students employed in agencies across the United States in city, county, state and federal agencies representing law enforcement and criminal justice careers.”

The Peace Officer and Criminal Justice Expo is designed to provide information about the wide range of career opportunities available in the criminal justice field. More than 45 prospective employers representing police, sheriff, conservation officers, and the state patrol will be in attendance to recruit prospective employees and provide information about their agencies and careers opportunities.

Tusken continued, “We welcome students and members of the public who have an interest in careers in criminal justice and policing to learn more about career opportunities and how FDLTCC can prepare students to get the skills and training to begin a career in protecting and serving the people in the communities they choose to live and work in.”

For more information, contact Cassandra Nicholson via email at cnicholson*AT* or visit


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