Open house will show women opportunities in law enforcement

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The Duluth Police Department is hosting an open house to show women the opportunities available in law enforcement.

Public Information Office Mattie Hjelseth visited The Lift Wednesday to explain why.

“Women provide a different atmosphere to the environment,” Hjelseth said. “There’s a study out there that says if you have more women in the department, you’re going to bring in more diversity. And we want to reflect the community that we work with.”

She said the open house is for both those interested in being a sworn officer or on the professional staff. There are opportunities in the public information office, records department, evidence room, or as an assistant.

The open house goes from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Duluth Public Safety Building. The DPD is asking people to RSVP to by Wednesday, March 8.