A new Mercyhurst University program is training and testing potential police officers for our area.
150 aspiring police officers met at Harbor Creek High School to be part of a pilot program. The men and women interested in working for police departments in Erie and surrounding counties were put through a rigorous agility training session.
The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Police Testing Consortium will alleviate costs. 23 local agencies will now use the program as a means of hiring qualified candidates. Those who pass Saturday's testing will go on to take a written test in two weeks.
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