Phoenix Officers Search For New Jobs After Vaccine Mandate Announcement

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY/CBS) – After the announcement of a vaccine mandate for the Phoenix Police Department, many officers began to look for jobs in other areas.

Glendale Police Department Detective Tom Sye speaks on how he started receiving calls after this announcement.

“Pretty much right away we started taking phone calls and emails and messages,” said Detective Sye, though he didn’t reveal exactly how many inquiries he got.

He explained how it was a bittersweet feeling to receive so many applications.

Sye continued, “We can get them out on the street faster, they are already trained they don’t have to go through the academy that can take several months to a year to get through… I can’t imagine the pressure and what it would be like to hire 200 people or 300 people.”

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