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Posted: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 1:10PM

2500 Hours of Training and Counting



Since becoming a Public Safety Department, officers in the City of St. Joseph have gone above and beyond when it comes to training. Between full and part-time fire fighters, also PSO's, the department has logged over 2,500 hours of document training since July 1. Deputy Director Jim Crow spoke to the city commission Monday.

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Director Mark Clapp says the ongoing training is critical to the department's mission, and its success. A written test awaits a few police officers who are still going through the fire fighter training process. Clapp is confident that they will pass.

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St. Joseph now has eight full-time fire­fighters, who will be re­placed with PSO's as they retire. Saving the city roughly $750,000 a year.


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