The Grand Junction Police Department is looking for a few new officers, and that could be you.

According to Grand Junction Police Chief Doug Shoemaker, the department is hoping to add more officers in order to more adequately protect the citizens of Grand Junction.

As it stands now, when calls come in to dispatch, they are weighted by how serious the call is. For example, an auto accident on North Avenue would be considered more serious than say, a cat up a tree.

Not that the cat up a tree isn't important, but the accident would be weighted more due to the severe nature of it. Adding additional officers would allow the department to answer those less serious calls in a more timely manner.

In order to be considered for a position with the Grand Junction Police Department, you must have a high school diploma, or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age, have vision no worse than 20/40 in one eye and possess good moral character as well as have a valid drivers license, be in good physical condition and able to work a variety of shifts.

According to Chief Shoemaker, the benefits of the position go far beyond health insurance. Being a credit to your community and helping keep your family and all families safe is a feeling you can't get anywhere else.

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