HPD typically accepts no more than 70 recruits in each cadet class, but with a public safety priority of putting more officers on the streets as soon as possible, training supervisors accepted the overflow of qualified applicants to the new cadet class.
“With the Mayor and City Council’s support to allow us an advertising budget, we are able to reach more people than ever before,” said Chief Hurtt. “In addition, we are offering a $12,000 incentive to join the HPD and believe that incentive in these tough economic times is attractive to many seeking a promising and fulfilling career.”
Chief Hurtt also credited a mentoring program within the police department in which current officers refer and mentor cadets as they enter and graduate from the 26-week rigorous academy training.
We still have plenty of room and many more academy classes. Apply at www.hpdcareer.com and start the process today. No test upfront. Simply apply online and if you meet the criteria, you are in the next class.
Time to run off all that turkey and dressing!