Monday July 16th, 2018 12:31PM

Gwinnett Police hiring over 100 new officers at event in August

By Alyson Shields Reporter

The Gwinnett County Police Department will hold a hiring event early next month to fill over 100 vacant positions in their police and communications departments.

104 police officer positions and 27 communications officer positions, which include 911 and dispatch, need to be filled, according to a release from the police department.

"We've had a relatively high amount of turnover over the past few years, but we have also added positions to the police department in the past few years," Sgt. Jake Smith with the agency said. "The goal is to have about one officer for every thousand citizens in Gwinnett. That's a pretty standard operating for police departments, a good goal. So we're trying to meet that goal."

The hiring event will take place August 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Gwinnett Police Training Center. Applicants may walk in, but are encouraged to pre-register online to speed up the process.

Smith said applicants should expect to stay for a several hours at the event. "We would like to get folks through as much of our process as we can in one day."

Smith said the process includes an orientation session, physical fitness assessment and panel interview for police applicants and data entry exam and panel reviews for communications applicants. He described it as phase one in their hiring process and they hope to get applicants processed in a 90-day window.

Police applicants should bring broth athletic and business attire and changing facilities will be available. 

Further details about the jobs available and the hiring process are available online.  

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