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Published: Wednesday, 11/28/2007

Las Vegas gambles on finding police recruits in Ohio


CLEVELAND Sin City is looking for Ohioans who might want to see what happens in Vegas and want to stay in Vegas, in law enforcement.

The Las Vegas police department is recruiting in the Cleveland area this week. Dozens of prospects were to take the department s written exam Wednesday, after filling out applications at the Cuyahoga Community College campus in suburban Highland Hills the day before.

Las Vegas officials say because of the city s booming population, it will need to hire 300 officers each year for the next nine years.

Police recruiter Angela McLellan says the department is finding lots of eager candidates who say it s tough finding jobs in law enforcement in Ohio.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.

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