SAVANNAH, GA (September 18, 2015) –Today 27 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 17 cadets from other surrounding law enforcement agencies. They are part of the GPSTC Class 284 and Class 285. On Monday, these now certified peace officers, will begin an additional seven weeks of training at the SCMPD Patrol School.

The SCMPD cadets took home seven of the top eight awards at today’s graduation including two “Top Honor” awards, two “Best Fitness” awards, two “Most Improved Fitness” awards and one “Expert Marksman” award.

Congratulations to our newest officers: Candice Bierley, Stuart Boyer, Derek BradleY, Travis Duncan, Anthony Errato, Kevin Ging, Richard Green, Latrelle Gooddine, Damien Greatheart, Rebekah Helmick, Andrew Jenkins, Tori Klewicki-McNutt, Adam Lang, Amber Leasure, Joseph Lupus, Clinton Martin, Angelea Mercer, Michael Mitchell, Brandy Newsum, Zachary Parker, Collin Rourke, Julissa Sanchez, Philip Schenker, Charles Stevenon, Valarie Walker, Ashely Wood, and Tramayne Young.