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Binghamton To Hire Police Officers For Summer

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The city of Binghamton hopes to recruit a few recently-retired police officers to provide some extra help over the summer months.

City councilmembers have been discussing options to increase police coverage.

Mayor Matthew Ryan notes there’s not much money available to augment regular patrols.

Speaking on WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now program, Ryan said funding has been found for part-time hiring from June 15 to September 15.

The mayor said the challenge now will be finding retired officers who are willing to work the available shifts.

Ryan said some preliminary recruitment efforts have been unsuccessful. He said “we’ve had nobody that’s wanted to do it.”

Now, the city will publicize the part-time job opportunities to try to attract qualified officers.

Ryan said he hopes up to four officers can be found to handle the available work during the busier summer period.

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