City of Wichita and Sedgwick County public safety departments are partnering with Wichita Workforce Center to hold their first joint job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on May 25 at the Wichita Workforce Center, 2021 N. Amidon, suite 1100.
The job fair is designed to provide awareness and education about public safety careers, in part, by promoting the various benefits. Residents interested a public safety career should attend the event, which is free and open to the public. The job fair is a response to recruiting challenges facing public safety agencies across the nation as they attempt to diversify the ranks of law enforcement officers, fire fighters and other first responders. Racial and ethnic minorities as well as females are encouraged to attend.
“A career in public safety can be rewarding both personally and professionally,” said Deputy Chief Troy Livingston of the Wichita Police Department, adding that there are 25 openings in the department. “The skills needed to serve in this capacity include the desire to serve the public in a positive way. Public safety is more than law enforcement and firefighting. The profession also consists of emergency communications, emergency medical services, animal control and more.”
Other participating agencies are from Liberal, Dodge City, Derby, Andover, Hutchinson, Bel Aire, Arkansas City, Sumner County and Newton.