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Mon., Feb. 23, 2009, 8:24 a.m.

Interest Grows In Local Police Work

Item: Interest in law enforcement careers growing/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR

More Info: A career that involves putting your life on the line has apparently become more appealing, as long as it offers decent pay and job stability. Applications for police work are climbing after several years of recruitment struggles, according to most Inland Northwest police agencies. In the past 12 months, the Spokane Police Department received nearly double the applications it did over the same period the year before. The Coeur d’Alene Police Department saw 36 percent more interest.

Question: When you were little, did you dream of growing up to be a fireman or a policeman?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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