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Hobbs Police Department seeking new applications

(Source: www.hobbspd.com) (Source: www.hobbspd.com)

The Hobbs Police Department has started another hiring push despite an oil downturn in eastern New Mexico.

Captain Charles Cunningham says the department is doing an extensive recruiting effort in Hobbs and the Lea County area before an initial testing date on June 11.

Hobbs and surrounding police departments in eastern New Mexico have faced an officer shortage because of the oil boom in recent years.

But even with the change in economy forcing a lot of workers out of the oil industry, agencies are still struggling to find qualified applicants.

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