LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - If you think you have what it takes to protect and serve the community, your opportunity is just around the corner.
The Laredo Police Department is now taking applications for those hoping to join the force.
Laredo Police Department cadet, Abisai Tapia, says during the training, they practice driving the patrol car, so they can be prepared once they are out on the streets.
Another cadet by the name of Albert Telles says this is not the first time he takes the test.
Tellez describes the driving course as stressful and difficult when taking a police driving test.
Karina Salazar says she feels proud of herself for being able to get close to her goal.
While the cadets are all joining for different reasons, they will soon be part of one family.
The Laredo Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to join the force.
The department announced the next chance to take the entrance exam will be on July 24th.
In order to register for the exam, you must fill out an application which will be available online via the City of Laredo website on June 17th.
Once the application is complete, the applicant must physically turn it into the Human Resource Office at 1110 Houston Street.
The test will take place on July 24th at the Sames Auto Arena.
Authorities ask that you do not call the LPD dispatch or police department for questions.
Good luck to all of those looking to join the force!