SAVANNAH, GA (April 21, 2016) –The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department ceremoniously swore in nine new officers at a Badge Pinning ceremony this afternoon at the SCMPD’s Professional Development Center.

The seven men and two women have now completed 18 weeks of state-mandated training at Savannah Technical College’s Basic Law Enforcement – Peace Officer Academy, and four weeks of Patrol School at the SCMPD Professional Development Center.

They received their precinct assignments today and will report for duty on Friday where they will be paired with a training officer for the next 12 weeks.

Congratulations to officers Mike Abelard, Mitchell Adderton, Brian Fleony, Scott Gashi, Lawrence Hubmeier, Kevin Jean-Louis, Molly Montgomery-McConaughty, Vanessa Petrea, and Jeremiah Thomas.