New Arlington Police Officers (from left to right) John Costa, Robert Smith, Alexander Stotik, Jessica Scearbo and Thomas Kelly, took their oath of office Monday. Photo courtesy Arlington Police.
Five new officers have been sworn into the Arlington Police Department after graduating from a police academy last week.
The new officers, John Costa, Robert Smith, Alexander Stotik, Jessica Scearbo and Thomas Kelly, were sworn Monday and will now begin the Arlington Police Department’s officer training program, said Police Chief Fredrick Ryan in a press release Tuesday.
Ryan said his department is grateful to have the five officers to fill vacancies that resulted from retirements.
The new officers graduated Friday, July 19, from the Transit Police Academy with the 31st Municipal Police Officers Class. They completing the 27-week program in Quincy, including courses in criminal and constitutional law, community policing concepts, domestic violence, motor vehicle law and the proper use of force. They also received weapons and defensive driving training.
Once the officers have completed 12 weeks of training in the Arlington Police Department they will be assigned to their regular duties as a police officer.