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Now Hiring: Charlestown Police Department

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The small community of Charlestown, Indiana is looking to add officers to its police department.

We got a look at what it takes to fill that position.

Charlestown has a population of eight-thousand, with 15 officers behind the wheel is looking for a few good men and women.

The small department is growing.  

Most of its officers come from the reserve department, but it doesn't have many officers ready for hire so now it's turning to the public.

"You have to remember its a small town we need a guy with a small town mentality who can be socialable with person who's friendly just a normal guy but he's out here and he's able to enforce the laws that need to be enforced," said Maj. Jason Broady.

The department is excited to expand, but needs to find the perfect fit.
Major Jason Broady has started skimming through more than 30 applications.

"It's really meticulous and it can be stressful at times to go through this application because you never want to put the wrong guy out here you want to make sure you have the right guy out here," said Broady.

It's a lengthy process that includes a background check, a fitness test, and a polygraph.
But the department is dedicated to finding the right person who's up for the challenge.

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