Mar 12, 2013 8:35 AM by AP
MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe Police Department will begin interviewing applicants for its vacant animal welfare officer positions Thursday.
Sgt. Mark Johnson said, as of Monday, seven people had applied for the position, which is not as many as the department was hoping to get.
Johnson says the applicants will be interviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the Monroe Police Department, animal welfare advocates and a member of the community.
Mayor Jamie Mayo said he hopes to hire two animal welfare officers from the pool of applicants.
Johnson said the position has been vacant for about eight months, and the goal is to fill it within the next two weeks.
Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com