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Hattiesburg adds eight new officers

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg added eight new officers to its police force Monday.

Mayor Johnny DuPree swore in the officers during a ceremony downtown.

Dupree said the majority of the officers joining the department were transferring from other cities in the state.

"I think that's a good thing for us," said Dupree. "I think they have come to Hattiesburg for a reason. I think that reason is because of the way we treat our employees, the pay, and I think they know that we have a department that's also creditable."

There are now 141 sworn officers in the city.

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