Atlanta Police Department aims to recruit 2,000 officers

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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Police Department held a jobs fair Saturday morning in hopes to recruit 2,000 officers.

The initiative is part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s effort to combat crime with more officers on the street.

While some officers agree increasing the force will help keep Atlanta safe, some say the department would do better by spending that money on the officers already on the force.

Interviews and testing started at about 8 a.m. at the jobs fair.  Department officials said only one in 19 applicants will get hired.


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