Amid shortage, Santa Fe PD attempts to recruit military police officers
November 16, 2018 07:22 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –Santa Fe Police Department launched a national ad campaign to recruit officers with a specific type of training.
SFPD placed ads in four military magazines.
Recruiting officer Corrine Jones said the department is looking to hire military police who have at least four years of active service.
Those recruits can skip the academy and earn a $3,000 lateral hire bonus.
Jones said the department is currently short 30 officers after losing officers to retirement or other departments.
"Being 30 down is a lot,” Jones said. “If we can get those numbers filled, it will really help out the community, help our officers, the call time will shorten and it will be back to normal.”
However, Jones admits that filling the vacancies won’t be easy, especially when the department is competing with other agencies in the state.
"It's hard. We're all pulling from the same pool and we're all competing against each other," she said.
For more information about how to apply to become a police officer in Santa Fe, click on this link.
Updated: November 16, 2018 07:22 PM
Created: November 16, 2018 06:09 PM
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