All this for a starting salary of about $42,000. What's not to like?
Of course, we recognize that issuing a badge and a sidearm to the wrong dude is asking for trouble; there's a whole lot of that going down these days.
It's true; the Detroit Police Department since February of this year has been seeking qualified candidates for fill 200 new police spots approved, budgeted and designed to fill the attrition-based erosion of the Department.
To be sure, a police officer is a special calling. Detroit sure could use some good ones.
That's why we here at the Motor City Law Blogger hope dozens of highly qualified candidates apply. We need skilled police officers to protect and serve our community.
Having competent honest police officers patrolling the mean streets of the "D" will assist the strong perception building momentum that our city could come back. There is evidence of this downtown, if this DPD plan succeeds, then the recovery could reach into all of Detroit's neighborhoods.
Certainly, it will take more than rookie police officers, but this is a good start.