Career Fair

Career Fair display table

The Dane County Sheriff's Office sponsored their first annual Criminal Justice Career Fair on September 23, 2009. The event was a huge success with nearly 30 agencies and colleges on hand to offer opportunities in the field of criminal justice.

Over 500 people attended the one-day event at the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. In addition to watching the numerous demonstrations put on throughout the day, attendees were able to speak with recruiters from criminal justice agencies throughout the state. The event offered a wide array of opportunities for both sworn and civilian careers.

Our past Criminal Justice Career Fairs were great successes and we are looking forward to the 2012 Fair.

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2012 Information:

The Dane County Sheriff's Office is hosting its 4th annual Criminal Justice Career Fair on Thursday, September 13, 2012, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. We would like to extend an invitation to your agency to participate in this event. This is a great opportunity to recruit quality applicants and to enhance public relations while assisting attendees with exploring possible career options in the criminal justice field.

Career Fair display table

Last years event drew over 400 attendees and received very favorable feedback from the agencies represented. We again intend on marketing the fair on line, at local colleges and schools, business, newspapers and many local community publications including UMOJA, Asian Wisconzine, Madison Times, Capital City Hues, La Cummunidad and Brava.

We will have over 50 booths available for Criminal Justice and related agencies. The registration fee is $100.00 which includes one 8' x 10' space, one 8' skirted table, two chairs and a brief overview in the fair guide publication. Electrical connections (1000-watt) are available for an additional $50.00.

At the Career Fair, attendees will receive a Career Fair Guide of participating employers with a brief overview of the employers and the schedule of events. This year, each employer will have the opportunity to purchase a full page ad in the Career Fair Guide for $100.00 and be listed as a co-sponsor for the event on posters, flyers and in the guides. To allow ample advertising and printing time the registration deadline for agencies interested in co-sponsoring will be July 27th. Our general registration deadline for the Career Fair will be August 24, 2012.


  • We are scheduling a variety of law enforcement related demonstrations (EOD, K-9, CSU, etc.) You are welcome to put together a demonstration which we can include in the published schedule of events available in the career fair guidebook. Please let us know by the co-sponsor deadline of July 27th so we can include your demonstration in the guide book.
  • If your agency is unable to attend but would like to provide handout information we can add it to the free-will pick up booth at the fair.
  • The fair will be free to the public with no charge for parking.


If you have questions please contact Deputy Hayley Collins at or 608-284-6174, or Lt. Joe Sampson at

Please complete the attached registration form and return it to our office via e-mail submission available within the form, by fax at 608-284-6163 or by mail:
Dane County Sheriff's Office
115 W. Doty St.
Madison, WI 53703

Space is limited and booths will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

We look forward to another successful career fair and hope your agency will be able to attend.

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