Police Departments Looking Into Hiring Mexicans

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HiSpeed, May 17, 2007.

  1. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed New Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Pace, Florida area
    Santa Fe Police Department looking into hiring Mexican nationals (10 a.m.)
    By The Associated Press
    Article Launched: 05/16/2007 09:56:10 AM MDT

    SANTA FE (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Department is considering the possibility of recruiting Mexican nationals to fill vacant police jobs.

    Sgts. Gillian Alessio and Marvin Paulk, who are in charge of the department's recruiting and training, said Tuesday they are considering alternative approaches to fill 20 vacancies on the city's 155-person police force.

    But Police Chief Eric Johnson said New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy regulations prohibit non-citizens from serving as police officers.

    Alessio said the Santa Fe police force, like others around the country, is vying to recruit the same 21- to 30-year-olds as the U.S. military, whose need for recruits is taking a toll on the police department.

    "Every day, we get approached by young men and women from Mexico who are in the country legally but are not naturalized," Alessio said.

    "There is a huge pool of people who are dedicated, hardworking and trying to become citizens of this country. They would like nothing better than to devote their time to protecting the communities that they live in," she said.

    The United States speeds up naturalization for foreigners who enlist in the U.S. military, and Alessio asked, "Why can't we do that with law enforcement?

    "Speed up naturalization", sounds like another way around the natural process. Do you believe no citizens will take these jobs? Of course the pay may be so far below normal scale that no one wants it.
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Ohhh boy, so are we going to have to learn spanish now?

    Whats next

  3. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Owyhee County, Idaho
    I already know more spanish than I'm comfortable with. Learned it growing up in southern NM from wetback kids in school and the schools pushed spanish classes for everyone.

    Can we say "indoctrination" children?
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