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Riding Along with the Columbus Police

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Riding Along with the Columbus Police

“I’ve got a 37” “You missed an interesting run.” Officer Wil James finds me in the parking lot of the police academy on Hague Avenue at about 6 p.m. and immediately tells me I’ve already missed what will likely be the most important call of the day for the Columbus Division of Police’s Precinct 15. […]

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A Day at the Columbus Police Officer Expo

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea A Day at the Columbus Police Officer Expo

Kim Jacobs, chief of the Columbus Division of Police, stood before a few hundred potential recruits Saturday morning and declared, “I was certain when I was growing up that I wanted to be a veterinarian.” This was part of Jacobs’ introduction to CPD’s June 14 Officer Expo, a chance for everyone and anyone to get […]

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Columbus Police Want More Millennials On The Force

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Police Want More Millennials On The Force

Time calls them “lazy,” The Atlantic calls them “narcissistic,” but the Columbus Division of Police wants you to call them “officers.” On June 14 and July 17, CPD will be holding career expos to recruit new officers from recently graduated classes of millennials; the generation roughly defined as having come of age with the new millennium. In millennials, CPD sees […]

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