Merritt College, in partnership with Oakland PAL (Police Athletic League) will host a free conference titled “Women in Law Enforcement: Maximizing our Opportunity by Realizing our Potential” on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Lounge, R-110.
The conference is designed to attract both high schools students interested in the law enforcement field as well as those already working in the field.
For the high school track, workshops include:
• How My Decisions Today Affect My Future – Special emphasis on Social Media/Cyberbullying and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention
• Law Enforcement Career Options
• Crime Scene Mock Investigation
For the professional track, there are workshops on:
- Pros and Cons of Upward Mobility
- Health and Wellness – Balancing Career and Personal Life
- Networking 101 – How to Make Contacts Count
Some of the renowned speakers will include:
Keynote speaker: Retired BART Deputy Chief Jan Glen-Davis
Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks
CHP Assistant Chief Jonni Fenner
Judge Trina Thompson
Oakland PD Chief Anne Kirkpatrick
OPD Captain Drennon Lindsey (Facilitator)
Lunch will be provided for all participants. If large school groups/organizations will be in attendance, please RSVP to (510) 706-9808 to let us know you will be present. For questions or more information, call (510) 436-2546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.