By David O'Conner
Lancaster New Era
LANCASTER, Penn. — Even as recently as the late 1990s, John Yost says, well over 100 people would apply to be a police officer in his town, New Holland, whenever there was a job opening.
But when his police department had a vacancy recently, it handed out 60 applications and had about 50 people take the required test, a "pretty low" number, says Yost, the borough's police chief.
Dwindling number of Penn. police applicants