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ECPD accepting applications

(El Centro Police Department is accepting applications.)….Commander Eddie Madueno says they are looking to hire four new officers.

The Commander told KXO news the four entry level officers will earn more than $40,000 a year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday at 5:00 pm. Madueno said applications are open to everyone, but they are looking for qualified local candidates. He said the selected candidates would attend a 6-month regional police academy at Miramar College in San Diego. Uniforms, equipment, books, tuition and lodging will all be provided. The Commander said this was a rare opportunity when the City is able to make such a large investment. Candidates must be at least 20 years of age, with a high school diploma or equivalent, have a California Drivers License, obtain US Citizenship within 3 years of applying and have a good morale character. Applications are available at El Centro City Hall, the Police Department or online at the city website. The Commander said it is highly recommended that all applicants attend a workshop Saturday on Law Enforcement Preparation. The workshop will be held at 2:00 in the El Centro City Council Chambers.