- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Huntington Police Department will step up its recruiting efforts as the application deadline approaches

The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1Un6c01 ) reports the department will start using billboards, posters, flyers, brochures, social media and recruiting videos to let people know they are hiring more officers.

The city of Huntington has allocated $600,000 to the department for equipment upgrades and hiring efforts. The money comes from the projected $2.2 million in revenue generated from a $2 increase in the city’s user fee.

Huntington police chief Joe Ciccarelli says the department will also try to expand efforts to recruit minorities and create a more diverse department. The department currently has 104 officers, six of whom are female and three of whom are black.

All applications must be submitted by Jan. 22, 2016.



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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com

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