Bismarck-area law enforcement agencies struggle to find, keep officers
So in many parts of the country, there are too many applicants and not enough jobs. Here, we have the opposite problem. Too many jobs and not enough applicants.
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The Mandan Police Department has not been fully staffed since 2006, save for one month where every sworn position was filled. But an officer didn’t complete training successfully and the department went back to where it was before — scrambling to hire a new officer.
The four local agencies — the Bismarck and Mandan police departments and Burleigh County and Morton County sheriffs’ departments — are in a consortium where job candidates take the same test, then can be chosen by the agencies. Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert said he has received six applications for four open positions in the past month.