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Police chief plans staffing changes in Basehor P.D.

December 9, 2004

Changes are coming to the Basehor Police Department.

Basehor police chief Terry Horner said in coming weeks his department will begin filling vacancies for a corporal's position as well as two part-time police officers. The department will also designate one of the current officers as department investigator, a position that will be used "on a need-be basis."

The corporal's position became vacant earlier this year when then-corporal Jason Slaughter resigned to take a position in Shawnee. The police department will search for a new corporal -- the third-highest ranking position in the department -- from officers currently on staff, Horner said.

The police chief said a written examination will be given to those officers interested in coming weeks and that an interview board would meet to speak with prospective candidates. The new corporal probably won't be in place until next year, Horner said.

The investigator's job, a new position Horner seeks to implement, won't offer any extra pay or rank. The officer chosen for the job will work on special cases assigned by Horner.

The police department is also seeking two part-time officers to fill a void created by recent resignations. Horner said part-time officers fill an important role in the city's law enforcement and that he's anxious to fill the positions.

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