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Utah police aim to close generation gap


By Sara Israelsen-Hartley
Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — If you play World of Warcraft, party on the weekends and keep up with technology, you could be the next poster child for police work in Utah.

Which is good, considering the need for officers in Utah is projected to increase by 20.6 percent by 2016, according to a study released Wednesday by the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah: "To Protect and Serve: What Generation Y Brings to Law Enforcement and How Police Agencies Can Benefit," published in the center's journal, Policy Perspectives.

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