Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Richmond Police Graduates 114th Basic Recruit Class

June 7, 2017

Richmond Police 114th Basic Recruit Class Graduation

WHEN:                       10 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017

WHERE:                     Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard

BACKGROUND:        Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney, RPD Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department are proud to welcome 18 new officers to the force and invite the public to their graduation and swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

The class includes recruits from Richmond, Virginia; states such as New York, Arizona, California and Massachusetts; and one from the Dominican Republic.

An extra week was added to the traditional 30 week training schedule to accommodate an expanded curriculum that includes community engagement experiences in public housing communities, city schools and homeless shelters. The recruits will also graduate as certified bicycle officers.

As newly sworn officers, the five females and thirteen males will begin eight weeks of field training this Saturday; each paired with an experienced officer.

The entire Richmond Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome:

·     Patrick Binns
·     Kassondra Bonner
·     Caitlin Bucher
·     Richard Chinappi III
·     Christopher Creamer
·     LaTrice Ellerbe
·     Caleb Jamerson
·     Kenia Marte
·     Rosendo Mora
·     Benjamin O’Rourke
·     Nicholas Pechstein
·     Gregory Roberts
·     Caitlin Sanborn
·     Joshua Sanborn
·     Junius Thorpe
·     Ryan Tierney
·     Joseph Vanderbrook
·     Dajour Worsham