Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Richmond Police Welcome 17 New Officers Tomorrow

It's about family. Whether it’s by blood or by badge, several of the new officers being sworn into the Richmond Police Department tomorrow already have a special family connection to the Department.

Roger Griffith’s sister is a Major Crimes detective. Matthew Segal’s father is a retired RPD captain. Joseph MacKnight’s father is a retired RPD lieutenant.

Jermaine Powell and Jerry Scott are previous RPD officers returning to the fold.

“There’s no better place to work than the Richmond Police Department,” Powell said.

Segal grew up at the Department, learning and watching his father.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Richmond Police officer,” he said. “I just had to wait until I was old enough to join.”

Chief Bryan T. Norwood and the Richmond Police Department are proud to welcome the new officers and invite the public to their swearing-in ceremony at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Cheek Theater in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. The keynote speaker for the graduation will be Mr. Michael Herring, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney.

After 28 weeks of training at the Department’s Academy, the recruits will immediately begin patrols with a field training officer for the next eight weeks.

Chief Norwood and the entire Richmond Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome:

• Tanner Braaten
• Louis Burrell
• Stephen Butler
• Kimberly Carter
• Roger Griffith
• Erica Hall
• Joseph MacKnight
• Rebekah Moore
• Jermaine Powell
• Richard Redford
• Keith Robinson
• Jerry Scott
• Matthew Segal
• Nicholas Stirrett
• Justin Sumpter
• Brian Vessel
• Princess Washington