Area police ramp up recruitment efforts

Applications are in decline, matching trend across nation

Posted: October 8, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Sgt. Mike Bell (right) with the Springdale Police Department describes Tuesday the push up requirements to Chase Longshore and Elizabeth Detter at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy during the physical portion of the initial testing to become a police officer at the Springdale Police Department.

Northwest Arkansas police departments are beginning to see the national trend of declining applicants.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Joe Perez (center), an applicant for the Springdale Police Department, leads the group of runners Tuesday during...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Corporal Mike Hignite with Springdale's Police Department describes the high jump requirements Tuesday to applic...

Department openings, base salary

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