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Billings Police Department welcomes three new officers

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The Billings Police Department has been understaffed for some time, but now, the department is only down one officer.
Monday, the department welcomes three new officers to the force.

All three of the new officers may be new to the Billings Police force, but they're not new to law enforcement.
They are all POST certified and have worked in other departments around the country.

Jonathan Hill comes to Billings from the Miles City Police Department.
Raymond Steiber was formerly part of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Lucas Bruursema was part of the Stillwater County Sheriff's Department in Montana before joining the Billings Department.
All three say they are excited for the opportunities this new endeavor brings. 

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