The City of Isle of Palms is considering a reserve officer program after an officer who had resigned from the agency for personal reasons expressed an interest in volunteering part-time.

According to WCSC-TV, the agency has a shortage of five officers so the addition of trained, sworn, and state-certified volunteers would help in providing service to the community.

Chief Kevin Cornett said the retired officer has "got years of experience, he's got crime scene experience as a crime scene technician so why not give that person an opportunity to volunteer their time and give back to our community."

Cornett added, "Anytime we can get more people involved to help us, we're happy to have that."

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