The prospect of being a successful candidate out of hundreds of applicants vying for a few positions at the Glendale Police Department didn’t deter Enrico Di Napoli.
The 22-year-old La Verne resident has already applied to the Burbank Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. And on Wednesday, Di Napoli submitted his application to Glendale police.
Di Napoli, a special-education assistant, has been searching for police jobs throughout the state for the past year.
“There were a few months where there was not one department in the state hiring recruits,” Di Napoli said.
While finding a job during the continuing economic slump could be discouraging for some police hopefuls, Di Napoli said he has not been deterred.
“It just motivates me to think ‘I need to work harder,’ because there are a lot of people trying to get these jobs,” he said.
Di Napoli was one of hundreds of police hopefuls who turned in applications with the department over a three-day period.