Posted: Mar 1, 2013 1:42 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 6:48 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The U.S. Army has entered a partnership with the Corpus Christi Police Department designed to attract soldiers leaving the service towards becoming police officers.
The Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) recommends veterans or those still serving as members of the Reserves or National Guard towards civilian careers.
According to Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson, more than 100 of the current 414 employees within the department are military veterans.
Both parties hope the partnership will bring in recruits who've already shown they have what it takes when it comes to academics, physical fitness and training.
9 of the 25 cadets in this year's Corpus Christi Police Training Academy have a background in the military.
The Corpus Christi Police Department is always looking for recruits. For more information - click here.
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