SAVANNAH, GA (June 16, 2017) – Today 26 cadets, hired by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

The SCMPD cadets completed the 11-week state-mandated training, along with 30 cadets from other surrounding law enforcement agencies. They are part of the GPSTC Class 300 and Class 301. On Monday the now-certified peace officers will begin an additional eight weeks of training at the SCMPD Professional Development Center.

Assistant Chief Juliette Tolbert delivered the commencement speech at the ceremony held at Savannah State University.

The SCMPD cadets took home five of the top eight awards at today’s graduation, including two “Top Gun” awards, one “High Academic” award, one “Best Fitness” award and one “Most Improved Fitness” award.

Congratulations to our newest officers: Bijan Abbassi, Connor Andrews, Carl Askey, La’Shekia Bost, Darren Bradley, Julie Cavanaugh, Landrum Counselman, Shakema Deal, Kalley Estep, Barret Hood, Brandon Hower, Eugenia Lonnon, Tiesha Mickell, Nathaniel Monroe, Leo Naureus, Danielle Pimental, Bradley Pope, Brianna Rauscher, Eric Rimes, Aaron Sampson, Patrick Skinner, Tyler Suchoski, Kyle Vandever, James Ward, Joshua Warner and Joshua Willison.