DPD Welcomes Two New Officers

The Dalton Police Department has added two new officers to the ranks after they were confirmed by a vote of the Dalton Public Safety Commission Tuesday morning.  Officers Jeremy Smith and Zane Steward completed their training at the regional police academy in Cherokee County last Friday.

Officer Smith is a 2009 graduate of Murray County High School and is continuing his education at Kennesaw State University. He also attended Dalton State College for two years.  Officer Steward graduated in 2005 from Greencastle-Atrium High School in Greencastle, Pennsylvania and attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

Both officers were confirmed by a unanimous 3-0 vote of the Public Safety Commission (commission members Carlos Calderin and Kenneth Willis did not attend Tuesday’s meeting).  Smith and Steward will now continue their training in the department’s Field Training Officer program, riding with experienced officers in the field for some real-world training.

Below: New DPD officers Zane Steward (left) and Jeremy Smith (center) stand with Chief Jason Parker (right) after their confirmation by the Public Safety Commission (click image to see a larger version)

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