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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Wilmington, North Carolina: Ron Mott) The shortage of police recruits examined; statistics cited; details given of the acceptance of recruits with past drug use or gang membership and looser requirements on age and physical fitness. [In Wilmington, North Carolina, 46-year-old rookie Kevin SMITH, 56-year-old rookie Larry EGERTON– comment.] [Police Executive Research Forum Chuck WEXLER- says it’s becoming a crisis.] [Wilmington police Chief Ralph EVANGELOUS- says the older recruits have to meet every standard.]
- Holt, Lester;
- Mott, Ron
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