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Cleveland PD hosts annual job fair

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Story by Megan Boatwright

Eyewitness News Reporter

CLEVELAND, TN. (WRCB)-- While many companies are not hiring these days the Cleveland Police Department is. Saturday recruits got a real taste of a life in law enforcement and Eyewitness News went along for an inside look at what it takes to get the job.

Jamaael Noble will graduate from Virginia College soon. He's applied to several police departments and hopes to fill one of three positions with Cleveland's department.

"I couldn't see myself doing nothing else and being happy," says Noble.

For Jamaael Noble, this is what it's all about. Spending the morning touring and talking with police officers is not only exciting, it's his future.

"Ever since I was little I had an uncle that was an officer. From seeing that, that's what really opened up my eyes to law enforcement," says Noble.

That's why Jamaael and his father decided to attended a job fair at the Cleveland Police Department Saturday morning. He says the question isn't whether or not he will become a police officers, it's where.

"I've put in applications with Chattanooga, Huntsville and Knoxville," says Noble.

Jamaael says it's first come first serve as far what job he ends up taking but Saturday morning Officer Brandon West did everything he could to convince Jamaael that Cleveland is the place to be.

"Just trying to find out what he's interested in why he's interested in the departments and that gives me an idea of what I can target with him that the police department here in Cleveland has to offer," says West.

West also brought K-9 Tessa to give Jamaael and other applicants a better idea of how narcotics works.

"They let me know a lot of information that will be helpful to me in starting my career," says Noble.

West says the fair's message is that Cleveland Police Department is a good place to learn and grow.

"In a department this size the chief knows who you are, he knows what type of performance you have to offer," says West.

The job fair in an annual event for the Cleveland Police Department. Twenty people total attended and filled out applications Saturday.

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