Police department’s looking to recruit different kinds of candidates

OSHKOSH, Wis, (WBAY) – Communities across our area and around the country are recognizing National Police Week, and Wednesday is National Peace Officer Memorial Day. While law enforcement agencies are pausing to honor their members, many are also looking to hire the next generation.

Photos on an Oshkosh Police Department job recruitment stand

The push is on in Oshkosh as the police department is looking to hire five new officers. It’s only accepting applications until the end of the month.

According to Officer Kate Mann, “We’ve had a lot of retirements and promotions, and that just leaves areas for new people to come on board.”

It’s a similar situation at police departments, sheriff’s offices and other law enforcement agencies across the state and country.

“A quick search will show, I think, about 75 law enforcement agencies in our state alone are hiring, and those are

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