Davenport Police Department hosting applicant workshops

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Davenport Police Department is hosting four applicant workshops during the month of November.

The timeline for hiring started on Oct. 30, when the application period opened. Those will be accepted until Dec. 1, then applicants will go through physical and written exams along with background and polygraph tests.

Finally in April, the top 30 scorers will be placed on a certified list.

This comes on the heels of city leaders discussing a possible expansion of the department.

At a management update meeting last month, the City Council discussed a new Davenport community policing initiative. The proposal included hiring two new school resource police officers in the school district. Those officers would act as mentors for youth and try to prevent crime from happening before it starts.

In addition, the proposal also includes adding two police officers to work in neighborhoods. Chief Sikorski told TV-6 this would expand their community policing footprint in the city.

We did reach out to the police department regarding the proposal. At this time, they said there was no timeline or plan in place. Right now the proposal has just been discussed.

In the meantime, the first workshop will take place on Nov. 8 at the Duck Creek Pro Shop at 6:30 p.m.

For those interested in applying or the other workshops, head to Davenport's official website.