W.Va. city lifts hiring freeze for PD
The Charleston Police Department has been given authorization to bring its number of officers to 173
By Ashley B. Craig
The lifting of a hiring freeze on the Charleston Police Department will result in four new police officers patrolling beats, but it will be late fall before they are in place.
Chief Brent Webster said city council authorized the department to hire four officers after the state Legislature passed a bill giving cities an alternative way to reduce their pension debts.
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