Police Committee discusses officer retention program

April 15, 2014 • Local News

The Roswell Police Committee discussed a proposed master law enforcement officer program for the police department during their regular monthly meeting Monday evening at City Hall.

Chief Phil Smith presented his proposal for a “master track” program which would reward officers with experience, education and physical fitness with extra pay — a program the chief believes could improve retention for the department.

“We have officers who, after they have been here for five years, are employable anywhere and they are really sought after,” Smith told the committee. Several police departments both in state and out have courted Roswell Police officers, thanks in part to the excellent reputation the department has as a professional organization.

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