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The city of Northport is looking for a few good men and women to help fill the ranks of the Northport Police Department.

According to the city’s job description, officers are expected to protect persons and property. Duties can be dangerous and are performed in all types of weather. Assistant Chief Keith Carpenter of the Northport Police Department said it takes a special kind of person to want to serve their community as an officer.

“It’s a lot of work, that we take the risk of having our lives on the line any day we come to work,” Carpenter said. “So, it takes a special kind of person who has a calling to want to help their community in order to do this and be successful at it for an extended period of time.”

Applicants have until 4 p.m. on Jan. 28 to apply. You can find out more about the police and other jobs online at

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