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More seeking police jobs in N. Idaho, Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - Applications for police jobs are on the rise in the Spokane area and northern Idaho's Kootenai County.

The Spokane Police Department in the past 12 months has received almost double the number of applications it received the previous year, and the Coeur d'Alene Police Department in northern Idaho has seen a 36 percent increase.

Officials say the economy is the main reason behind the increase.

Scott Decker, a professor with the Arizona State University School of Criminology, says the money and stableness of a police job in a bad economy is a big draw.

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