WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette Police Department is welcoming a new officer to the team.
Cassandra Leuck will serve as WLPD's newest Patrol Officer. On Tuesday morning, the city made it official with a swearing-in ceremony.
Leuck previously served on the other side of the river as a Lafayette Police Patrol Officer, where she worked for five years.
She said she applied to WLPD after wanting a change in scenery and city.
As a Tippecanoe County native, she's grateful for all the opportunities she has been able to have here.
“Tippecanoe County has been amazing to me,” said Leuck. “Everything that the community has given back to me, I'm able to now start giving back. I'll never be able to replace what they gave to me but I'll be able to help out as best I can.”
For Leuck, her new position comes with many opportunities.
“I'd love to be a K-9 officer, possibly a school resource officer, there are just endless possibilities with West Lafayette so it'll be nice to see where my journey takes me,” said Leuck.
WLPD Police Chief Troy Harris said the application is a rigorous process. Less than 10% of applicants make it to the point of getting hired.