Press Release


Wednesday, September 20, 2006
by Beth Fitzwater

Hannibal, MO -- The thump of a helicopter, the blast of sirens, and the humming of a Humvee might seem alarming, but it all signals the beginning of the Law Enforcement Expo on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange College, Saturday afternoon October 7, as part of Fall Visit Day.

According to HLG Administration of Justice professor, Joel Shults, the event should be visually stunning as well as informative. Police equipment and vehicles will be on display across the campus from a number of law enforcement agencies.

Many area officers are expected to attend tactical operations training being offered by the HLG Administration of Justice Department throughout the day. Several agencies will be present with recruiting and information tables. "There's never been a greater need for quality candidates to serve in justice related fields", said Shults. "We are expecting significant growth in our criminal justice studies enrollment".

The college is hosting tactical operations training for local law enforcement while giving agencies an opportunity to come to the area to seek recruits.

The public is encouraged to come view the displays, talk with police officers, and observe demonstrations.
Law enforcement agencies in attendance include: Hannibal Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri State Park Rangers, Quincy Police Department, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Water Patrol, Missouri Army National Guard Military Police, and Moberly Police Response Team. "If you are interested in police operations, are a first responder yourself, are thinking about a career or college degree in criminal justice, or just want to join the excitement of the day, it should be a great afternoon for everybody," encouraged Shults.

Beth Fitzwater
Public Relations Staff Writer
Hannibal-LaGrange College
573-221-3675 ext. 257

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