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Careers in Law Enforcement Highlighted at November 8 Session in Southwest Virginia

On November 8, the University of Virginia School of Continuing & Professional Studies, UVA’s College at Wise, Old Dominion University, King University and regional campuses of the Virginia Community College System will host an Information Session to discuss the available pathways to a career in law enforcement. 

With law enforcement coming under increased scrutiny, there is a pressing need for leaders who are firmly grounded in our constitutional framework, who can build strong community relationships, and who are knowledgeable about the many complex challenges facing most departments. Individuals interested in pursuing a career in public safety are invited to attend, particularly public safety leaders from local, state, and federal agencies, including law enforcement, private security, public health, corrections, fire and emergency medical services, emergency management, and the military.

Tim Longo, JD, serves as lead faculty and program director for the University of Virginia’s Master of Public Safety, and will be on site to discuss employment opportunities, career advancement, earning potential, and public safety issues and concerns.  Longo retired as chief of police for the city of Charlottesville in 2016 and previously served 19 years with the Baltimore Police Department, where he rose to the rank of colonel, serving as chief of technical services, chief of staff to the police commissioner, Southeastern District commander, and director of Emergency Communications Center.  He worked in patrol and commanded the Special Investigations Section within the Internal Investigations Division. 

The Information Session will be held on November 8 from 4 – 7 PM at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center located at One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210. Presentations are scheduled at 5:30 & 6:30 PM.  For additional information call Deborah Sproles at 276-619-4313 or email dks2n@virginia.edu