FULLERTON : Law Enforcement Career Seminar Planned for Women


Women who want to become law enforcement officers are invited to a seminar at Fullerton College on Saturday, where some testing and training will be offered to those interested in applying for the campus’s police academy.

Los Angeles Police Detective Marie Valencia will conduct the four-hour seminar, which begins at 8 a.m. She will discuss the academy and provide instructions for its written examination and military drill and conduct a physical agility test, which are required for admission into the academy.

Fullerton College’s police academy is a 10-month training program in which graduates qualify for employment at any police department in the state, said John Sparkenbach, chairman of the college’s administration of justice department.


“We’re trying to bring up the number of women graduates,” he said. “Law enforcement agencies throughout the county are eagerly looking for women to come to their departments.”

Women should meet at the practice football field on campus. The college is at 321 E. Chapman Ave. Information: (714) 992-7238.