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Hattiesburg Police Short on Officers

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HATTIESBURG -- The Hattiesburg Police Department reports it's numbers are down.

A spokesman says the force is slotted for 140 officers, and they currently only have 100.

Currently four are serving military duty and one is injured.

An academy to train new officers began Sunday and two new officers are scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday.

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