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The Maumee Police
Department has hired four new officers to fill positions left vacant by retired
"We certainly have to have
as much police protection as we can here in town," said resident Barb Michael.
Michael says a strong
police department is the key to any city's success.
"We're excited about that…getting
our strength back up close to what it's supposed to be," said Police Chief
The new officers bring the
department's total to 43. Zink says he's confident in his new boys in blue.
He says 24 officers
interviewed for the job, and strong morals were definitely what they were
"When [the community sees]
officers with honesty and integrity and character, that helps build the
community's trust with the police department," he said.
The new hires are going
through a 16-week training period, and will be riding along with training
officers to get acclimated to the city.
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