Law enforcement postitions not filling up by appicants for now

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Law enforcement agencies across the region are searching for officers.

The City of Yankton has several openings on the police force and City Manager Amy Leon says they need to step up their recruitment efforts.

Leon says the best recruiting often happens by word of mouth.

Leon says cities across the region are all looking for police officers.

Leon says filling the ranks will be a priority for incoming Police Chief Jason Foote who starts his new job in July.