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Howard County DPS in Need of Troopers

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County DPS telling County Commissioners they need more troopers.

Howard County should have six troopers to patrol but only have two right now.

DPS would allow troopers to pick where they would like to patrol taking new recruits away from West Texas.

Officials also blame the booming oil industry for taking jobs.

DPS has since changed to assigning new employees where they are most needed but there is still a shortage.

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