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GIPD to offer incentives to bring experienced officers to the department

GIPD recruitment vehicle.
GIPD recruitment vehicle.(Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 6:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 9:42 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Police Department is looking to bring new experienced officers to their department to fill the nine open positions they currently have.

On Tuesday night the Grand Island City Council approved an incentive program that would offer officers both a $1,500 credit and 50 comp hours if they apply at GIPD.

“Generally we understand that officers leaving their agency will more than likely have vacation or comp time built up with their existing agency, so that’s more of an incentive for them to join our department,” Police Chief Robert Falldorf told Local4 News.

He said it’s a great place to work with a lot of opportunities.

“We have a lot of different opportunities within our department, work in various areas,” Chief Falldorf said. “We have school resources officers, child abuse, criminal investigators - just a whole bunch of different opportunities for them to work.”

The Chief also said he’s worked at GIPD for more than 30 years and they’ve always had a good amount of support from the community.

“You see the sentiment around the United States with some of the communities not supporting their law enforcement,” he said. “But here in Grand Island we have a very supportive community we feel it’s a great agency to work for.”

If you are interested in apply, you can call the department directly or apply on their website.

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