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Americus police seek bi-lingual officers

August 16, 2006

Americus - - The Americus Police Department is looking for a few good men and women who can speak more than one language.

Currently, the police department is short six officers. Three are in training right now.

Police Chief James Green says it will be helpful to have officers who can speak spanish due to the city's growing hispanic population.

"That would have an effect of helping us with cultures and the different language barriers that we sometimes have when dealing with the Latino population," says Green.

New cadets have to complete a 10 week training program before becoming police officers.

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