Another new officer will soon hit the streets of Electra to protect and serve.
Chief Johnny Morris says last week he hired Jason Lavender as a full-time officer.
Lavender was employed with the police department in Maypearl, Texas, which is south of Dallas.
He's be the third new officer to join the Electra Police Department.
In the past month Wichita Falls native Gary Ellis was hired as a part time officer and Matt Wood, a Vernon native, joined the force as a full-time officer from the Balch Springs Police Department.
Chief Morris says he has to hire two more full-time officers before the force will be fully staffed.