State to Promote Public Safety Jobs during Career Day Event in Pittsburgh

Jun 24, 2010, 17:14 ET from Pennsylvania State Police Department

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to recruit qualified individuals, including women and minorities, for important jobs in public safety, the Pennsylvania State Police will host a "Public Safety Career Day" on June 29 in Pittsburgh.  Event organizers hope to attract individuals with a desire to serve their communities.

"Pennsylvania offers great career opportunities for those who are committed to service and looking for ways to develop both personally and professionally," said Major Charles J. Skurkis, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Administration for State Police. "We're encouraging interested applicants to consider providing a vital service to the community."

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, outside of Academic Hall at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the role Pennsylvania's public safety agencies play in their community and how to become a part of the commitment to service.

Agency representatives will provide first-hand knowledge about the benefits of working for the commonwealth and what it's like to serve in a public safety position. Some of these positions include corrections officers, state troopers, welfare fraud and claims investigators, and parole agents.

Representatives from several commonwealth agencies will attend the event, including the Pennsylvania State Police; Board of Probation and Parole; Department of Corrections, and the State Civil Service Commission.

State police vehicles, including a marked patrol car, the department's mobile recruitment office, and motorcycles will be on display.

For more information on careers with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, visit, or for a career as a Trooper, visit the Pennsylvania State Police recruitment web site,  

Media contacts:  

Jack Lewis or Lt. Myra Taylor, State Police; 717-783-5556

Mia DeVane; 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department