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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 9:01 p.m.
 

Carnegie police again are searching for an officer after a top candidate withdrew his application less than 24 hours after being offered employment.

Garret Lukacs withdrew his application Tuesday morning. Borough council voted Monday night to offer employment to Lukacs as a probationary officer, pending completion of physical and psychological exams.

Chief Jeffrey Kennedy said Lukacs revealed he was a top candidate in other departments that he would prefer over Carnegie.

Council Monday night also offered a position to Iraq veteran Cynthia Senkow, pending her physical and psychological exams. Kennedy said she is on track to complete the exams.

Kennedy said this sets the department back at least a month in bringing it back up to a 13-officer force.

“(Senkow) will be the only hire in February,” he said. “We can't get a background check or anything done for someone else that soon.”

Senkow has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated No. 1 in her class at the Allegheny County Police Academy. She will be sworn in next month.

The department must hire two officers in order to maintain its 13-officer force. The department had been down to 12 officers after then-Chief Jeffrey Harbin retired and then-Sgt. Jeff Kennedy took his place.

The department's second opening came after officer Timothy Clark left for a different department.

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or mguza@tribweb.com.

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