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Isabel Johnson

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Aspiring police officers, rangers, firefighters and public safety buffs can pick the brains of professionals and SRJC faculty at the Public Safety Career Day February 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students taking the POST test for the police academy can take it from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“There are agencies and personnel her from law enforcement and fire and other disciplines that represent the hiring people out there,” said Charisse Arnold, director of in-service and corrections. “They [students] get to talk with them and hear first hand what the job’s about.”

Along with all the directors of the departments with SRJC’s public safety program, there will be representatives from various agencies, including the State Parks, the Windsor fire department and the National Park Service. “Recruiters will be here to talk about job prerequisites, what kind of education they should be obtaining, which goes hand in hand with what our directors are telling them [about] the programs that SRJC offers to prepare them for these careers,” Arnold said.

“The students get to see the people in uniform, see what they do. The fire engines come out for the fire department and do some demonstrations, students get to interact in our driver simulator, which is what students at the police academy do,” Arnold said. “They get to hear really first hand what we’re talking about; what our certificate programs have to offer students and let them ask all the questions they like in that short period of time so that they can make the right decisions.”

More information on the public safety programs and the career day can be found at, or by calling (707)837-8843.


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