Jackson PD Swears-In 10 New Officers

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Jackson Police Department welcomed 10 new officers Monday during an official swearing-in ceremony at the Jackson Police Department Headquarters. Friends and family of the new recruits, as well as the Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork and Jackson City Councilman Scott Conger attended the ceremony. During the ceremony, Chief Gill Kendrick delivered the Oath of Office and gave a few words of wisdom and expectations before presenting the recruits with their badges. Of the 10 new employees, two were already certified police officers. One had been employed with the Chattanooga Police Department where he attended CPD Training Academy and the other had previously been employed with the City of Jackson and attended the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. The two certified officers will begin an abbreviated training program immediately before they are assigned to a patrol shift. The remaining eight officers will begin a four week orientation at the Jackson Police Department before they head to Nashville to attend the 10 week Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. The addition of the 10 new officers brings the Jackson Police Department to 226 sworn officers. If interested in becoming a Jackson Police Officer you can visit the Jackson Police Department section of the City of Jackson website at http://www.cityofjackson.net to learn more about how to apply or you may pick up an application at the City of Jackson Personnel Office located at 101 East Main St.

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