Point Park Students Learn About Career Opportunities With the U.S. Supreme Court Police Department Friday, February 28, 2020
“I am very interested in being a U.S. Supreme Court Justice Officer. My goal is to eventually become an agent for a federal agency and Point Park University is contributing to that goal by allowing these guests to talk with us.”
United States Supreme Court Police Sergeants Charmaine Carr and Mark Hosier recently visited Point Park University to discuss career opportunities with students in the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
“The recruitment by the United States Supreme Court Police is a great opportunity for students to learn about their many career possibilities. The fact that this department comes to Point Park annually is a positive reflection on our students and our program. We encourage our students to consider all career opportunities for their future,” said Richard Linzer, J.D., associate professor of criminal justice and director of the M.S. in criminal justice administration program.
Thaddeus Covaleski, a 2015 Point Park intelligence and national security graduate, is a U.S. Supreme Police Court Officer and was recently promoted to assistant detail leader of the agency's Dignitary Protection Unit.
Carr and Hosier highlighted the variety of positions available — from courtroom security and dignitary protection to emergency response, background investigations and more — within the Supreme Court law enforcement agency.
“The U.S. Supreme Court Police Officers’ presentation gave in great detail what to expect. It is not well known to what these specific officers do for the Supreme Court Justices so this presentation gave a lot of insight to me and my fellow students,” said Noelle Wachter, a junior criminal justice major from Bethel Park High School in Bethel Park, Pa.
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court Police Department is looking to hire up to 30 new officers.
Jared Ross, a senior criminal justice major from Greensburg Salem High School
“The U.S. Supreme Court Police Officers are wonderful for traveling to Pittsburgh yearly to meet and speak with our students. I also like that the sergeants conducted on-the-spot interviews after their presentation. Three of my students had resumes in hand and met with them,” said Christine Secilia, M.S., lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice and intelligence Studies.
Senior criminal justice major Jared Ross was one of them.
"The benefits of a position with the Supreme Court Police is what I found most compelling about the officers' presentations. The U.S. Supreme Court Police presented last year and it sparked my interest in their officer position. When they came this year, I brought a resume and after their presentation I filled out an application for the police officer position. The Supreme Court Police offer amazing benefits and an unique environment to work in, which is why I have become so interested in a law enforcement career with them," said Ross, a graduate of Greensburg Salem High School.
Wachter added: “I am very interested in being a U.S. Supreme Court Justice Officer. My goal is to eventually become an agent for a federal agency and Point Park University is contributing to that goal by allowing these guests to talk with us.”