PHOTO #1: From left, Roy Parker, Marcos Olivares, Martin Melgoza, Braden Kirbo, Joshua Homan, Christopher Doria, Wilfredo Cordova and Kayle Bowers were sworn in May 27 as new Victoria Police Department officers during a ceremony attended by local law enforcement, family and friends at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St. The new officers must now complete a 20-week field training program alongside senior officers. After successfully completing this program, they will patrol the city streets and respond to calls for service independently.
PHOTO #2: Seven Victoria Police Department cadets graduated from the 100th Victoria College Police Academy on May 25. The police academy is a five-month program that covers the physical and academic aspects of law enforcement, including the penal code; court proceedings; and proper procedures for various actions and situations. The cadets were sworn in as new officers May 27 along with Wilfredo Cordova, a graduate of the South Texas College Police Academy. Shown in the foreground, from left, are Kayle Bowers, Christopher Doria, Martin Melgoza, Marcos Olivares, Joshua Homan (class valedictorian), Braden Kirbo and Roy Parker; background, from left, are Deputy Chief Mark Jameson, Capt. Eline Moya and Capt. Kevin Sanderson.
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