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By Christopher Kim
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

City employs further action to recruit police officers

Additional incentives and recruiting campaigns in light of hiring difficulties


Last updated 11/5/2021 at 10:05am

Photo courtesy of City of Mill Creek Police recruiting video

Mill Creek Police Detective Chris White oversees a crosswalk for Mill Creek Elementary students.

Mill Creek's police department is faced with short staffing and hiring difficulties following a national trend amid the ongoing pandemic, vaccination mandates, and the socio-political tension around police brutality. A shorter staff can lead to overworked officers and increased response times for call services, creating more risks to the safety of the community, according to Mill Creek Police Officer's Guild (MCPOG) President Jesse Mack.

The Mill Creek Police Department is a full-service police department with 24-hour staffing serving a community of about 21,000 people. With fewer officers...

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