Major criminal justice career fair next week at Northeastern State University


Source: Northeastern State University

Northeastern State University-Tahlequah will host criminal justice agencies from across the region on April 12 as part of the institution’s Criminal Justice Career Fair.

Representatives from 40 agencies in Oklahoma and neighboring states are expected to be in attendance. The fair will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom on the Tahlequah campus.

Dr. Amy Proctor, associate professor with the NSU Department of Criminology, Justice Studies and Global Security said the event will provide students an opportunity to see the kind of jobs open to them once they graduate and to meet someone in that respective field.

“For employers, they will get the chance to meet some of the best students in Oklahoma,” Proctor said. “They will meet bright, intelligent students who are ambitious and willing to serve the public.”

In addition to the fair, there will also be demonstrations outside from 10 to 11 a.m. Instructors will demonstrate working with a drug dog, drones and other various equipment and vehicles used by the various law enforcement agencies. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will also lead a crime scene demonstration at the fair.

The criminal justice career fair will also be an opportunity for students to learn more about how criminal justice offerings at NSU can translate into a meaningful career.

Proctor said most agencies require at least a bachelor’s degree and some even a master’s degree. NSU offers various undergraduate and graduate criminal justice-related programs for students seeking employment in the field following graduation.

Offerings include a degree in Homeland Security, where students learn how to protect the country from both foreign and domestic threats, criminal justice, legal studies and sociology to help students prepare for positions in law enforcement, correctional facilities, courts and more.

“Many students do not realize how many different disciplines work in each of these agencies,” Proctor said. “Criminal justice is interdisciplinary, so we need accountants, biologists, psychologists, foreign languages experts and social workers to name a few.”

This career fair is sponsored by the NSU College of Liberal Arts, College of Extended Learning and Department of Criminology, Justice Studies and Global Security. For more information about the fair contact Proctor at

To learn more about the various criminal justice degrees and certificates offered at NSU visit

As of April 5, here is a list of agencies and representatives planning to attend: 

1. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office – Ofc. Tina Resendez

2. Cherokee Nation Business (Cherokee Nation Casinos) – Kayla Albright/Alicia Neely

3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) – S.A. Daniel Brewer

4. Owasso Police Department – Ofc. Travis Harris

5. United States Marshals Service – Emily Maddox

6. Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) – Jennifer Kaase/Jacqueline Cunningham

7. Broken Arrow Police Department – Michael Peale

8. Arkansas State Police – Agt. Taylor Elkins

9. Tulsa Police Department – Ofc. Khara Rogers (Drug Dog Demo)

10. NSU Campus Police – Chief James Bell

11. NSU Graduate College – Dr. Cari Keller

12. Cherokee Nation Marshals – Marshal Shawnna Roach

13. Cherokee Nation Emergency Management – Marshal Mike Roach (Swift Water Boat & Bearkat demo.)

14. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police – Marshal Malissa Beaver

15. NSU Environmental Law – Prof. Mike Wilds

16. Wichita Kansas, Police Department – Jeremy Vogel

17. Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office – Captain Jackson

18. Oklahoma City Police Department – Sgt. Morgan (scout car)

19. Oklahoma Highway Patrol – Ms. Sarah Stewart (bringing eqip).

20. Oklahoma Department of Human Services – Ms. Brenda Cain (3)

21. Oklahoma Department of Corrections – Mr. Marlon Earl/David Edelman

22. Kansas Highway Patrol – Lt. Cory Beard

23. Broken Arrow PD. Public Relations – Ofc. Michael Peale

24. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation – Agt. Dale Fine/Agent Janell Daggett (FARO demo.)

25. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife – Cody Youngblood

26. Fayetteville P.D. – Corp. B. Jones

27. NSU BA Emergency Management – Mr. Jamie Ott

28. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs – Dr. Juli Wegner

29. Oklahoma Indian Legal Services – Kace Rodwell

30. Bixby Police Department – Seth Adcock

31. Bureau of Indian Affairs (NM) – SA Joseph Keel

32. Fort Smith Police Department – Officer Michael Dietz

33. NSU Career Services – Shannon Schawbler

34. Dallas Police Department – Tina Hill

35. Oklahoma Juvenile Affairs – Ron Copland

36. Federal Bureau of Prisons – Lina Colon

37. Sand Springs Police Department – Eric Kimura

38. Oklahoma State Department of Health – James Thompson, Regional Director; District 4: Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Wagoner, Washington counties.

39. Oklahoma State Department of Health – Tina Johnson, Regional Director; District 7: Cherokee, Adair, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah counties.

40. Cleveland County Health Department – Matt Miller, Local Emergency Response Coordinator

41. Homeland Security & Emergency Management – Drs. Doyle & Hasselman

42. Institute Coordinator; CRJ: Institute of Global Security & Comparative Justice Systems – Dr. Hasselman

43. Bartlesville Police Department – Corporal Jarred Burdick

44. Grand River Dam Authority PD – Chris Harper/Ed Ferguson (bringing equip)

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