SAVANNAH, GA (February 9, 2018) – Family and friends gathered this morning at the Lucas Theatre as 14 new officers were sworn in and received their official Savannah Police Department badges.
The officers, which comprised of 11 men and three women, just successfully completed the Savannah Police Department’s eight-week Patrol School. Prior to that, they completed 11 weeks of state-mandated training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Garden City.
Family and friends joined the officers on the theater stage to pin on their new badges.
“I’m proud of you,” Chief Mark Revenew said as he addressed the graduates at the 10 a.m. Badge Pinning. “I know the accomplishment you made took a lot of sacrifice. Your family is here, and they are proud of you.”
Chief Revenew took a few minutes to offer the officers some advice as they join the blue family: Maintain your health, be humble, understand it’s not an occupation people go into for the money, and treat others kindly.
“Most importantly, the one thing I’ve learned as a citizen, a police officer and as a chief of police, is to know that every time you encounter somebody you leave an indelible impression on that person,” he said.
Congratulations to Officers Michael Anderson, Page Bradshaw, Alan Contreras Jr., Victoria Decker, Ngu Doan, Michael Hadvab, Carlos McDay, Brandon Myers, Terronce Richards, Cetera Robinson, Ricardo Santos III, Dustin Shadle, Charles Sherrod and Akeem Stotuyo.
A full-length video of the ceremony is available at https://youtu.be/xQgfEU_AUs0.