Police department expands search for new officer

Lt. Justin Kimble (Source: KAIT-TV)
Lt. Justin Kimble (Source: KAIT-TV)

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - An area police department is on the hunt for a new officer.

But since certified officers are hard to come by, they're trying something new.

Harrisburg Police Department is looking to fill one full-time officer position.

They would prefer an applicant that is already certified, but they are also extending the search to people interested in policing that would still need certification.

Lt. Justin Kimble said the department would talk to the applicant, give them scenarios they may face on the job, and even consider job shadowing an officer.

"It will actually help out I think to kind of put them in the perspective of the job just to see if it's really something they want to do," Kimble said.

Kimble said he hopes this will also help with the continuous learning experience for his current officers.

If you're interested in applying for the position, contact the Harrisburg Police Department.

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