The UCF Police Department officially welcomed three new officers to its force this week.
Family, friends, fellow UCFPD staff, and members of the community witnessed the new officers be sworn in Thursday, March 31.
“This is the most important thing that I do,” said UCFPD Chief Richard Beary. “Without this oath of office, you can’t go out and do the job that you need to do. At this time in history, it’s even more critical that the public understands what that oath of office means and even more critical that you understand what the oath of office means and how important it is to the community we serve.”
The new additions will take UCFPD’s sworn total to 72 officers.
The officers-in-training started the classroom portion of their training in February and have one more week left. Then they’ll be paired with an officer from the patrol division to experience field training on the roads. Each officer will be assigned to patrol once their training is completed.
Meet the Officers
UCFPD anticipates continued growth, and another application window will open in April for new officers expected to start in July.
To learn more about job opportunities with UCF Police, visit https://police.ucf.edu/recruiting.