Hurricane adding two officers to police department

Hurricane Police are getting two additional officers. (WCHS/WVAH)

The Hurricane Police Department is getting two new officers. City council approved the two additional officers, and Mayor Scott Edwards has asked Police Chief Mike Mullins to make the hires immediatetly.

Mayor Edwards says with the new officers, two other officers will be moved to the department's Criminal Interdiction Unit full-time. Right now the officers who work in the unit are on overtime for a couple shifts a week.

The Criminal Interdiction Unit was started last year as a way to get drug use and drug dealers out of Hurricane.

The two new hires bring the total number of officers at the department to 18.

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