NORFOLK — Police Chief Charles Stone is pleased to announce that members of the Norfolk Police Department attended Fitchburg State University’s Careers In Law Enforcement Fair to meet and network with students pursuing careers in law enforcement and policing.
On Tuesday, March 1, Norfolk Police Lt. Timothy Heinz, Sgt. Eric VanNess and Sgt. Michelle Palladini met students from Fitchburg State’s Police Program at its Careers In Law Enforcement Fair. The fair, which was attended by all freshmen through senior students participating in the police program and also open to members of the general public, gathered police departments from throughout New England to discuss internship and career opportunities.
“We are always looking to network with potential candidates who are passionate about the law enforcement profession,” Chief Stone said. “With career fairs such as this one, we are given the opportunity to meet with diverse candidates from all walks of life and discuss what they may be looking for and how the Norfolk Police Department may be able to assist them on their career path.”
At the event, Norfolk Police spoke to numerous students about internship opportunities with the department. As part of an internship experience with Norfolk Police, interns are given a variety of tasks in order to give them real-world experience with many facets of the department’s operations.
Interns will have the opportunity to go on ride-alongs with patrolmen and detectives, attend court proceedings with the department’s court prosecutor, work with dispatchers, observe the booking process and learn how to write reports.