Help Wanted: Jonesboro Police Dept. accepting applications

Help Wanted: Jonesboro Police Dept. accepting applications

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A little more than a month after swearing in 7 new officers, the Jonesboro Police Department continues to try to fill its ranks.

The department is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.

Paul Holmes, public information specialist for JPD, says they currently have 11 openings.

On March 5 the department conducted a round of testing.

Some of those who passed the written and physical tests will be hired, he said.

First, however, they must pass a background investigation, a pre-employment interview, a physical examination and a psychological evaluation.

"It's a long process," Holmes said.

Not all will make it.

The next round of tests will be held on Saturday, May 21.

Applications may be picked up now through Friday, May 20, at the Jonesboro Police Administration Office, 1001 S. Caraway, or obtained online at www.jonesboropolice.com.

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be a U.S. citizen and have no felony convictions.

Starting pay for certified and non-certified officers is currently $32,382. Benefits include medical, dental, vacation, sick leave, pension, take-home vehicles and others.

For more information contact Sgt. Cassandra Brandon at (870) 935-5562 or at cbrandon@jonesboro.org.

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