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Looking for a few good recruits

By Emilie Raguso
The Modesto Bee, Calif. 
MODESTO, Calif. — Mention staffing levels to police and sheriff's deputies and expect to hear a unified groan.

"It's a very competitive market right now," said Stanislaus County Undersheriff William Heyne. "There are a lot of vacancies. It's difficult to find qualified candidates."

Everything from applicants excluded by background checks to the "Generation Y Factor" to the impact of the Iraq war have left many local agencies struggling to fill their ranks.

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