Glendale PD hiring for 30 officer positions


by Erin Kennedy

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 7:18 PM

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Police Department is looking to hire more than 30 people for officer positions.

About 15 of those positions are new due to new funding from September. Ten of those positions are coming from a cops grant from the Department of Justice, and five are from other funding for school resource officers.

The Glendale Police Department is looking for officers with experience, but they are also looking for new recruits or people who have never served but may have always wanted to.

When deciding on new candidates, "We look back to our core values: compassion, respect dedication, integrity," Sgt. Jay O’Neill said. "We are looking for people of the highest quality that are going to be police officers and look to the Glendale Police Department as a career."

Recruit applications will be accepted from Dec. 2 through Dec. 15. Current officers can apply for the positions now.

There will be an informational meeting on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Glendale Police Department Training Center.

On Thursday's "Good Morning Arizona," Tess Rafols asked O’Neill why he enjoys his job.

"I love the fact that it’s different every day. You’re out there interacting with different people, and ultimately it’s about service," O’Neill said. "At the end of the day you go home and you feel like you’ve done something to serve your community."

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