HCC-Northeast hosts law enforcement career day

Marilyn Broussard-Webb

Nearly 50 representatives from law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies from across the state came to recruit employees recently at the Criminal Justice Career Day at Houston Community College-Northeast.

Hosted by the HCC-Northeast Public Safety Careers Department, the event was held in Codwell Hall on the college’s Northeast Campus and drew several hundred students and graduates interested in careers in the field of criminal justice.
Many of the students were from HCC-Northeast’s Criminal Justice Program.

The college offers degree programs in Law Enforcement, Corrections and Juvenile Justice, with certificate programs in Basic Peace Office Certification (TCLEOSE licensing), Basic Correctional Officer (state), Basic Jailer (county), Telecommunications Officer, Firearms Instructor, Basic Instructor, and In-Service Training for Law Enforcement Officers. Nearly 3,500 students are served each year through classes in the Criminal Justice program.

Career Day gave students an opportunity to compare the different agencies and decide on a definite career path in criminal justice while allowing the agency representatives to recruit for immediate openings as well as get commitments for future openings.

Officer Enrique Colorado from the City of Austin Police Department was one of the recruiters looking to the future.

“Austin is growing very fast and in the next three years we will need to fill several hundred positions,” he said. “We are very impressed with your facility and your cadets and look forward to other opportunities to recruit at the college.”
Lt. Roy Rankin, Harris County Constable Precinct 5, said: “We are very impressed with the program at HCCS and will continue to employ graduates from the program.

We have employed several graduates of the program and without exception are completely satisfied with their job performance.

The completion of the proposed expansion will ensure a long lasting partnership between the county and the college.”

For more information about Criminal Justice programs at HCC-Northeast or to enroll, call 713-718-8319.