Longview Needing New Police Officers

The Longview Police Department is looking to hire, as many officers are retirement eligible. According to department records, one in every five Longview Police officers is eligible for retirement. That's a possible 30 officers out of a force of nearly 150. Population growth, and more citizens to serve, means the Longview Police Department needs more officers. The city has approved the hiring of seven new officers immediately, with another six to be hired in October.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com