Warren officials discuss ways increase police department staffing

WARREN — It’s been 16 months since voters approved a half-percent increase in the city income tax, partly to increase staffing at the police department, but the department has struggled to reach its hiring goals.

Leading up to the election, officials pledged to increase the number of police officers from 58 to 70, but its staffing level is currently 62 with three more officers starting in the next few weeks.

The Warren Civil Service commission has given a couple of tests since the election to provide candidates, but not enough have met the department’s standards. Another entry-level test is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 9 at Warren G. Harding High School.

People can apply at the police station from 2 to 4 p.m. April 24 and 10 a.m. to noon April 28.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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