The Calgary Police Service is looking for 24 people to fill their March 2011 recruitment class.

“We want to get a clear message out to the citizens of Calgary that despite the economic slowdown we’ve experienced in the area over the last couple years, the Calgary Police Service has been actively recruiting and hiring members for the service,” said Staff Sgt. Paul Malchow, who works with the recruiting unit.

One of the units on hand was the Canine Unit, which was of particular interest to 20-year-old Kim Pastirik, who took a shot at demonstrating an attack with one of the dogs.

“I’m really interested in behavioural sciences so that’s why the canine unit would be interesting to me,” she said.

The prospect of a job with the CPS piqued Darin Steinke’s interest as well.

“I thought I would just come here and see what it was like, see the different categories the service has,” said Steinke.

Bow Valley criminology student Jamie Walsh said she’s looking forward to getting into the workforce come April.

“I’ll be finished in April and I’m just checking out to see what career directions are available with my diploma in criminal justice.”

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