Police departments are hiring, but Oregon's only police academy has a 6 month-long wait to get in

What would normally be about a 3-4 week wait to attend the academy, has police departments getting creative in how they fill the now 6 month waiting period.

TIGARD, Ore. — Officer Jacob Teeny was hired by Tigard police in October 2022. Teeny said it’s a career he was looking forward to.

“My biggest thing that I’ve always wanted to do is just some type of public service,” Teeny said.

After getting hired, the department signed him up for the state’s training academy in Salem, Oregon. Every new officer must get certified before they can begin any official police duties. Teeny waited just under

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