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APD seeking to recruit more women

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Mark Richardson

The Austin Police Department is looking for more women to join its ranks. To encourage more female applicants, APD is hosting a Women in Law Enforcement recruiting event Oct. 18. Topics include application and training requirements, balancing home and work life, and career paths and promotion opportunities. APD recruiting staff will be on hand to speak with interested applicants. Speakers will include APD Assistant Chief Jessica Robledo, who is also serving as event emcee. Robledo started with APD in 1988 and rose through the ranks to her current role, in which she oversees the Special Operations Units. The recruiting event is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli. For more information, visit apdrecruiting.org, email APDRecruiting@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-4211.

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