STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Starkville police are in need of more officers.
Chief Frank Nichols said he is filling the position of three officers who are deployed.
The chief said the population of Starkville is growing every year along with Mississippi State University.
Therefore, he also wants to hire four more officers to obtain full strength.
According to the chief, the application process includes a series of background checks.
"We want to make sure we are protecting the public,"Nichols explained. "Second, I don’t want to continue to work the officers we have," Nichols added. "They are working a lot of overtime and sometimes that can be bad on your health."
Four new officers start Friday.
If you want to be a Starkville police officer go to cityofstarkville.com.