LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - New applicants were tested Saturday to see if they make the cut to become a Lawton police officer.
"I applied because I am looking for an opportunity to help the community and looking for a challenge and rewarding opportunity," said applicant Harold Karpenter III.
Saturday was the physical and written test for at least 80 applicants. The department's goal is to hire 22 more officers, and this was the first step in that process. The physical test included 25 pushups and sit ups, standing high jumps, and running.