The city council in Crescent City unanimously approved a lateral hiring program that will pay experienced police officers a $10,000 bonus to move to the Crescent City Police Department.
The vote goes hand-in-hand with a similar decision a week earlier to pay the cost of the police academy for recruits.
“A lateral transfer is just as important to build that police department staff,” City Manager Eric Wier said. “Can we incentivize someone to laterally transfer? This program would not be unique to Crescent City. It’s just a sign of the times.”
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