Mayor addresses law enforcement shortage

Published: Nov. 9, 2015 at 8:53 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:17 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Mayor Jonathan Rothschild hosted a job fair for the Tucson Police Department, Tucson Fire Department, or U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Trade and tourism are important economic drivers for Tucson, and they depend on the safe and efficient flow of goods and people across borders. The expanded Port of Nogales (Mariposa Crossing) can only function at full capacity with adequate staffing, yet Arizona currently has 170 unfilled positions for customs officers.

To help fill these positions, Rothschild is hosting the job fair on Nov. 9 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Both TPD and USCBP offer excellent opportunities for folks interested in law enforcement, and I hope many veterans will apply," Rothschild said. "Trade and tourism are two of the five T's of our local economy, so it's important for Tucson and the rest of the state that we have adequate staffing at our border ports of entry to safely expedite the flow of goods and people."

CPB employment information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418843200

TPD employment information: www.jointucsonpd.org

TPD interest card: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/police/tucson-police-department-recruiting-interest-card

TFD employment information: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/fire/tucson-fire-department-training

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