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SCMPD looks to recruit reserve officers

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SCMPD recruits reserve officers to help with current staff SCMPD recruits reserve officers to help with current staff
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are recruiting reserve officers to help with current staff.

Savannah's Mayor-Council approved the program requested by Police Chief Willie Lovett and endorsed by City Manager Stephanie Cutter in March.

Former officers in good standing with the department are being sought to volunteer at least 30 hours a quarter. They will be outfitted, equipped and assigned in the manner of full-time officers.

The expansion stems from the 2013 city budget retreat when Lovett requested funding for a Special Events Unit, five additional juvenile officers and a 30-member drug squad that had been suggested by council members concerned about citizen complaints.

The drug squad was approved and those funds will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The Reserve Officer program has already begun.

For more information on the program, qualifications, and application process, contact Gary Taylor, Director of Training, at gtaylor@savannahga.gov.

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