MPD holds job fair for officers and 911 operators

MILWAUKEE, (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee is on the unit for more police officers.

The city wants to add 195 new officers this year.

A job fair was held on March 5 at the Milwaukee Police and Fire Academy.

The city is also looking to hire 911 operators.

Acting Mayor Johnson signed legislation on March 5 to increase the salary to $55,000 annually.

"It's a great feeling to come to a job where you know that you're having an impact, however lasting or however temporary you're having an impact and also the camaraderie, the sworn and even civilian employees we have are wonderful people," said MPD recruiter Ralph McClain.

The department is looking to have three new police classes this year in April, July and November.

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