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.
“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.