The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking to hire qualified people to help fight crime in our city.
CCPD is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.
The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking for men and especially women who want a career in law enforcement.
These jobs are easily posted, but difficult to fill.
“The Police Department is always looking for qualified applicants. We are going to hire 28 for our June 2018 academy, and we are trying to get as many people to fill out applications so we can have a good pool to choose from,” said CCPD Senior Officer Marty Jasso.
Police departments around the country are facing issues when it comes to recruitment.
The old adage goes: “It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.” More often than not, departments are finding it harder, and harder to find that “somebody.”
“If you are just looking for a job, this is probably not for you. This is something you want to do especially nowadays. It takes someone with a lot of patience, and you have to have the will to want to work with people and help people,” said Jasso.
Last year C.C.P.D. had more than 600 applicants and of that, only 21 made it into the academy.
“We have our own in house-training academy that is about 7 months long. You are a paid employee from day one with all benefits including insurance, time off, vacation, and that is when your career actually starts. After you graduate the academy you will be with a training partner for the next 6 months, and after that, if you meet all the requirements, you are on your own to patrol the streets of Corpus Christi,” said Jasso.
The Corpus Christi Police Department is taking applications now through mid March. The 77th Police Academy will begin in early June.
C.C.P.D. encourages anyone interested in becoming a police officer to contact the department.
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