Wanted: Police recruits in South Florida
By Diana Moskovitz
SOUTH FLORIDA — Police work has its perks: You don't have to sit at a desk all day. It's more exciting than most jobs. Some employers give you a car to take home. And after about 20 years, you can retire on as much as 80 percent of your working pay.
That's the pitch, anyway. The trouble is, in South Florida and across the country, too few people are buying. Police agencies of all sizes are having a hard time keeping their ranks filled.
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