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PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

Criminal Justice students at PBSC
Criminal Justice students at PBSC’s Public Safety Training Center/Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus, where the job fair will be held.

Palm Beach State College has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Palm Beach Sector, to host a Public Safety Job Fair. The fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Public Safety Conference Center on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. The hiring event is free and open to the public.

People looking for careers in law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services, 911 dispatch, or fire rescue can meet with local and regional public safety agencies that have job openings ranging from officer to civilian positions. Both certified and noncertified individuals and students are encouraged to attend.

Participating agencies include the police departments of Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Juno Beach, Lauderhill, North Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, and West Palm Beach (including dispatch), as well as Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our goal is to bring together as many agencies as we can and showcase the excellent opportunities for employment,” said Barbara Cipriano, PBSC associate dean for public safety programs. “We want to help our students and former students, as well as those in the community with an interest in a public safety career, to take advantage of these job openings. Our goal is to make this fair an annual event.”

As the leading educator of public safety professionals in Palm Beach County, PBSC will also exhibit. Attendees can gather information on the College’s various degree and certificate programs in criminal justice, fire science, emergency medical services, including EMT and paramedic, emergency management, and various advanced, cross-over and career programs, such as Public Safety Telecommunications, which trains 911 dispatchers.

NOBLE’s Palm Beach Sector is part of the organization’s South Florida Chapter—one of nearly 60 chapters worldwide, representing a membership of over 3,000 criminal justice practitioners, who include chief executive officers and command-level law enforcement officials from federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. In South Florida, their work includes bridging law enforcement and community relations, participating in community service events, and awarding scholarships to criminal justice students in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties.

“The NOBLE Palm Beach Sector is honored to partner with Palm Beach State College in hosting the first Public Safety Job Fair,” said Lt. Patricia R. Brown of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and vice president of the sector. “We are looking to educate college students and the community at large about the mission of NOBLE and the many benefits of having a career in the public safety area. We want Palm Beach County to know we are here for them.”

For more information about the Public Safety Job Fair, contact Annette Rodriguez at 561-868-3398 or email


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