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|Atlanta Police Department seeking a few good men and women — yes, including you|
|Written by Dyana Bagby|
|Sunday, 12 February 2012 13:02|
There is definite tension between the Atlanta Police Department and the city's LGBT residents — the unconstitutional raid on the Atlanta Eagle continuing fallout and accusations the department didn't hire an applicant because he is HIV positive, just to name a few of the reasons for the bumpy relationship.
But there is a strong gay presence on the force as well, with two LGBT liaisons and Deputy Chief Renee Propes, a lesbian, heading up a major division of the force. The police have also made one arrest in the anti-gay beating of Brandon White.
So, for those interested in being part of the force, here's your chance — a career fair is set for Monday, Feb. 13, at 8 a.m. at the APD's Public Safety Headquarters, 226 Peachtree St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Interviews and testing begin promptly at 8 a.m. on the second floor; anyone arriving after 8 a.m. will not be admitted.
"While the economy has been difficult for most employers, the Atlanta Police Department is looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals to join our ranks of sworn officers, and become part of our force for positive change in Atlanta," states a press release.
"In the past two years, the department has hired almost 500 new officers in our quest to reach a sworn force of 2,000."
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