Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-17 17:42:45 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach Police Department hosted a recruitment event on Saturday, where interested applicants met with staff, applied for recruitment jobs, and conducted a departmental physical agility test.
“It was motivating, it’s the exact word,” said Deshawn Cool, who attended the event. “It kept me moving.”
This event was an opportunity for anyone interested in working for Myrtle Beach Police To step into the door.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome members of our community who are actually applying, in addition to people outside the town who are interested in our department,” said police chief Amy. Block said.
So far, 98 people have applied to fill about 45 spots. Some of them came out on Saturday to meet with executives and practice agility tests.
“Events like this showcase different aspects of the hiring process,” Kuhl said. “People who are willing to step up and support the community, and whether they are recruits or enlisted officers, are by your side to help you as you go through the process yourself. “
To pass the physical agility test, the applicant must complete the test in at least 2 minutes and 6 seconds.
Another participant, James Holland, said, “It’s pretty amazing to be here and have them push me along the way, even if this is just practice.”
In the future, we plan to hold such events at least once a month.
“It’s scary to take a written exam and a physical fitness course,” says Master Cpl. Tom Best said. “This is your chance to try it out without pressure.”
Authorities hope that an event like Saturday will help attract more new hires, as law enforcement applications are declining not only here in Myrtle Beach, but across the country.
“We definitely want to be able to fill the position of our staff, but we want our community to be interested in our department,” Prock said. Told. “We want to be able to fill these positions so that we can serve the community and continue to have that level of service.”
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