Huntington Police looking to hire new officers

Published: Jul. 13, 2016 at 7:31 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Huntington Police Department is looking for new, qualified police officers.

The department is launching a hiring campaign to add more members to the team.

Capt. Ray Cornwell says the department is looking for qualified applicants during a time when joining the force isn't as popular.

He said HPD is struggling to recruit, like many police departments across the country right now.

"You hear a lot of talk and dialogue in the news these days about people in many different parts of the community calling for change," Cornwell said. "We invite you to come down and help us be a part of that change. Come see what we're all about and talk to us. We encourage all applicants from all walks of life. As long as you're a qualified applicant, we'd love to have you."

You must be between the ages of 18 and 40, have a valid driver's license and have either a high school diploma or GED.

Cornwell says the department already has a great relationship with the community, but they are always looking to expand on that.

You have to apply at City Hall, not the police department.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 19.

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