New Cleveland First Responder Recruits Could Owe Thousands If They Leave Before Five Years

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – First responders are at a premium, as it becomes harder and harder to recruit new police officers, firefighters and EMS crews.

Many cities are pulling out all the stops to attract and retain them.

19 Investigates found the city of Cleveland is trying to make sure they keep them when they get them.

But they’re not doing this with extra perks.

Instead, they’ve instituted what amounts to a contract.

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