- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The Denham Springs Police Department has nearly tripled its number of reserves.

Det. Glenn Lemoine tells WBRZ-TV (https://bit.ly/1Pu53Va) the department has gone from five reserves to 12 in three months. He also says there are 17 additional applications on the table waiting for background checks to go through.

Lemoine says the reserves are major assets to the department and the general public. He says reserves can help beef up patrols and add more eyes on the streets.

Reserve officers in Denham Springs are unpaid volunteers. The department says reserves are a mix of people looking to serve the community and others who are looking for a career in law enforcement. Some reserves have the opportunity to work full-time if a job opens up.

The department is still accepting applications.


Information from: WBRZ-TV, https://www.wbrz.com

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