No Contract Puts Austin Police At ‘Disadvantage’ In Recruiting Efforts As Vacancies Persist

Recruiting efforts by the Austin Police Department seem promising for the start of the year, but further complications spurred by the police union not being under contract could make it more difficult to hire people.

February will bring the beginning of the 152nd cadet class, which as of Thursday had 87 prospective cadets, the highest number since the 144th cadet class, which graduated two years ago, said Cmdr. Corey Wroblewski, who oversees the department’s recruiting efforts.

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