To be able to compete, Maine police simplify recruit process
DAVID HENCH Staff Writer
Copyright 2006 Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
The Portland Police Department wants to streamline its hiring process and step up recruitment to better compete with other departments in Maine and elsewhere for a dwindling pool of prospective officers.
The department has to make changes, officials say, to keep up with the aggressive recruiting and lucrative offers coming from other communities.