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By Christopher Kim
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Mill Creek Police encounters hiring difficulties

City is challenged in its efforts to hire and keep officers


Last updated 10/8/2021 at 8:46am

Mill Creek’s police department is faced with short staffing and hiring difficulties that are affecting local law enforcement agencies all across the country.

Unlike larger agencies, as a smaller police department, with fewer staff and resources to cover the losses, the impacts and challenges of public safety implications are felt in serious and immediate ways in Mill Creek.

“Short staffing leads to overworked officers, increased response times to calls for service, and inadequate resources for serious incidents, which create an increased danger and risk to officers and those we serve,...

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