Lafayette Police Department swears in four new officers, pins three more

The Lafayette Police Department grew a little bit Friday as four new officers were sworn in.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2018 9:44 PM
Updated: Feb. 23, 2018 11:11 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Lafayette Police Department grew a little bit Friday as four new officers were sworn in.

Jeremy Kennedy, Nicholas Klimek, Karl Tharp and Christopher Wright were all sworn in as officers.

They all took the oath and received their badges in front of a large crowd of family and friends. The department's newest officers will begin the field training program next week.

Officer Christopher Wright joins the force after his younger brother was sworn in back in 2016.

"We talk about it all the time, excited about what the future holds because we're both young and starting out young so it's exciting to know we are going to have a career together," said Wright.

In the same ceremony, three more officers were promoted.

Deputy Chief Brad Bishop, Lieutenant Adam Mellady and Captain Joe Clyde received their pins and new titles.

"[I] have a lot of confidence in the vision of the chief and the direction that this police department is going so I'm humbled to be a part of that and very honored to work for the city and the people who live in the city," said Bishop.

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