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Trio of new officers welcomed into the Purdue Police Department

The Purdue Police Department is welcoming a new trio of police officers Monday after a string of retirements.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 11:09 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 4:01 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue Police Department is welcoming a new trio of police officers Monday after a string of retirements.

Officers William Dorsey, Michael Burrell and Grant Wiley all took the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor.

All three graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Burrell is a Ball State alum and Dorsey and Wiley both graduated from Purdue.

Purdue PD Chief John Cox said he is excited to have some fresh faces, but also said it will alleviate the department's work load.

"Especially around football, I believe we worked, just within the last 6 months, the amount of overtime we worked, between our officers and the officers we hire from the other agencies is over 13,000 hours," said Chief Cox.

Chief Cox said the department will hire a few more officers during the summer.

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