PSAs may make comeback

April 16, 2013 • Local News

The Police Council Committee is dusting off an old idea and making it fresh as a means of helping with the manpower shortages that continue to plague the Roswell Police Department. The idea of bringing back the Police Service Aides has been proposed by Ward 3 Councilor Jeanine Best.

City Hall has two job descriptions for PSAs, one dating back to 1978. The most recent comes from 2004.

Sgt. Jimmy Preston explained, “The PSA program was set up for a specific purpose, as a stepping-stone to get young people into law enforcement. It ended because we could not get enough 18- to 20-year-olds who qualified to apply.”

He referred to it as a beneficial program, but, “The age limit became a problem because there are not a lot of people of that group who are interested in police Login to read more

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