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Where are all the men in blue?

August 6, 2002

It's a problem all over the country; police stations trying to fill empty patrol cars. Moultrie Police are taking action to recruit and keep officers in their department by giving extra money.

Officers get a thousand dollar signing bonus and more money for furthering their education and training.

Moultrie Police Chief Mike Boyd: "It actually costs the department less money in the long run to pay these bonuses and retain people instead of trying to hire on and retain new people."

Moultrie Police also give five-hundred dollars to officers who are bilingual. And officers get bonuses during the Christmas Holiday.