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Police Officers Needed

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(before 2003)

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Police departments need more officers. They are trying to hire more people to work for them. They are having a hard time finding good workers.

One reason is money. New police officers do not make much money compared to other jobs. Many people that might want to become police officers choose other jobs because they will make more money.

Another reason police departments are having a difficult time is that it can be hard to qualify for the job. People that are trying to become officers need to pass many tests. These tests are not always easy.

One of the tests given is to see how honest the applicants are. These people also have to take drug tests. Many of them do not pass these tests.

Lots of people that want to become police officers are not qualified for the job. They cannot pass all of the tests. Many different departments try to get the few qualified applicants to work for them.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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