Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies Department Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Police Officers to Campus Friday, March 29, 2019
“Point Park was one of only two schools in western Pennsylvania where the U.S. Supreme Court chose to recruit. This speaks well for the relationship that we have with this prestigious law enforcement unit and for the career opportunities that we present to our students."
The Supreme Court of the United States Police Department is looking to hire 40 new officers — and Point Park University was one of the selected campuses Officers Ryan Dunford and Thaddeus Covaleski ’15, Point Park intelligence and national security alumnus, visited.
“Point Park was one of only two schools in western Pennsylvania where the U.S. Supreme Court chose to recruit. This speaks well for the relationship that we have with this prestigious law enforcement unit and for the career opportunities that we present to our students,” said Richard Linzer, J.D., associate professor and director of the M.S. in criminal justice administration program.
Dunford and Covaleski talked with students about the various specialty units they could work in, as well as the unique benefits, perks and competitive salaries the U.S. Supreme Court Police Department offers.
“I found the presentation to be very informative and was impressed with the many benefits offered including the eligibility for retirement after 20 years of service,” said Courtney Clark, a sophomore criminal justice major from Mohawk High School in New Castle, Pa.
“Being a Supreme Court Police Officer offers many amazing benefits. This career also provides opportunities to further your education, which is very beneficial as well!” added Jared Ross, a junior criminal major from Greensburg Salem High School in Greensburg, Pa.
Following the presentation, several students met individually with the officers to discuss the application process.
“I am considering applying for a Supreme Court Police Officer position. I believe it would be one way to get closer to my career goal of becoming an FBI or CIA agent,” said Anthony Castelli, a sophomore criminal justice major from Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pa.
Freshman criminal justice major Kayla Herr from Montoursville Area High School in Montoursville, Pa., enjoyed learning about the travel opportunities available to Supreme Court Police Officers.
“Point Park offers great courses in criminal justice, as well as the opportunity to learn about the many career options in the field like this one,” Herr said.
Linzer added: “Becoming a Supreme Court Police Officer is an excellent career opportunity for those criminal justice and intelligence majors who want to have a career in the criminal justice field in a non-traditional police role. The position includes aspects of both police work and protection services. We strive to continuously expose our students to a wide variety of career opportunities.”
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