Recently the Lufkin Police Department was able to hire a few new officers but there continues to be a need to fill vacancies.
You may not recognized some of the faces on the Lufkin Police Department because the department recently hired new recruits. The officers are in a 17 week training program. Though the hirings will help the department there is still a need for more police officers. The shortage of officers is affecting many East Texas police departments who continue to lose officers to larger cities with higher salaries.