COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department hosted a major hiring event on Thursday.
The department is hoping to fill 100 positions. The fair took place at the Goodwill Community Campus on Cross Country Drive.
Positions range from police officers to 911 operators.
Attendees met with representatives from CPD divisions including patrol, SWAT, Patrol Motor Quad, detective, Explosive Ordinance Division (Bomb Squad), and 911.
“Goodwill as I say, has been a valuable partner with us and we have to hire police officers. You know we need officers in this town to not only protect the citizens’ family but my own family. We need officers, we need good qualified officers,” said Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren.
Out of approximately 300 people who attended the job fair, 200 went through the testing and other application procedures to work for the police department.
Columbus police recruiters will be back at Goodwill on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to be available for more questions. Testing will be done for those who ran out of time.