GRPD swears in class of new officers

Grand Rapids police recruits receive their badges from Chief David Rahinsky. (Jan. 28, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new class of Grand Rapids police officers received their badges on Thursday.

The 13 recruits took their oaths of office after finishing eight weeks of in-house training.

A new class of Grand Rapids police officers are sworn in. (Jan. 28, 2016)
The new class of officers.

“I went to a few different departments, worked my way up to here,” new Officer Anthony Barberino said. “This is the best department I’ve ever been to: best training, best staff around.”

“This department, I’ve always wanted to work for; couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” Officer Leslie Mouthaan said.

The officers will now hit the road with field training officers for 17 weeks before patrolling on their own.

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