Columbus Police Department holds public safety hiring event, nearly 100 open positions

Columbus Police Department holds public safety hiring event, nearly 100 open positions

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is looking to fill nearly 100 positions within the community, ranging from police officers to 911 operators.

Some of the open positions include:

  • Patrol
  • SWAT
  • Patrol Motor Squad
  • Detective
  • Explosive Ordinance Division
  • 911

The event was be held outdoors on November 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Goodwill Community Campus, located at 2601 Cross Country Drive in Columbus.

“It really helps the community honestly," said Sgt. Stefan Shelling. "We rely heavily on the community support and we are here to support the community. In order to do that, we need qualified individuals who want to be police officers, who want to engage in the community, having conversation, and really just trying to help them in their daily lives.”

Officials conducted interviews on the spot.

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