WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette Police Department is one step closer to being fully staffed after swearing in two new officers Tuesday morning.
Officers Corey Frain and Drew Adams received their first police badges. Friends, family and city employees watched as Mayor John Dennis performed the swearing-in ceremony.
Dennis talked about how the job as a police officer has changed over the years. He said these men are the future of the department.
Frain is from Joliet, Illinois and Adams is from the Fort Wayne area. Both men said they’re excited to work in West Lafayette.
“Interacting with the community on a daily basis, just getting out, knowing people, integrating myself to be a part of this community,” Frain said. “That’s what I’m most looking forward to.”
Adams explained what he’s looking forward to the most.
“I’m excited to get out in the community, and serve and also help make the community better every day,” said Adams.
The two new hires brings the department to 48 people.
Police Chief Jason Dombkowski said they should be staffed at 50 by January 2017.