Wednesday, December 6, 2017
On Thursday, November 30, 2017 the Springfield Police Academy held their graduation ceremony and 40 new police officers were pinned.
Springfield City Clerk Anthony Wilson swore in recruits as Springfield Police Officers. Recruit Class #1117 began their six months of training to become a Springfield Police Officer in June. The class is made up of 34 men and 6 women.
Commissioner John Barbieri, Mayor Domenic Sarno and Recruit Class President Dustin Hull provided remarks during the ceremony, and Recruit Officer Siervo Jimenez performed the National Anthem. Police Academy Director Lt. Norman Charest, along with Commissioner Barbieri and Mayor Sarno awarded diplomas and pinned the newly sworn officers.
“We are thrilled to welcome these 40 men and women into the Springfield Police Department. In the last six months, these recruits have been trained and educated on what it takes to protect and serve the residents of Springfield each and every day. Among these 40 members you will find the future leaders of the Springfield Police Department,” said Commissioner Barbieri.
Mayor Sarno stated, “I’m proud and thankful that these young men and young ladies and their families have the desire to make this sacrifice to serve and protect all of our residents with courage, professionalism, honor and integrity under the progressive leadership of Police Commissioner John Barbieri. Godspeed to them all.”
For more photos from the graduation, please head to our Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CityofSpringfieldMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1034034166737959