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New Officers Join the SPD

New Officers Join the SPD

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow says the new officers sworn in for service Tuesday could be the best class he has seen and he looks forward to them hitting the streets after additional training.

“The challenges they are going to go through going forward are going to be very stringent, they are going to be tough but, they are going  to do a great job.  I am very excited about that” says Winslow.

The seven new officers are all men, two of them Hispanic.  Winslow hopes future classes will be more diverse, something the Houston administration has been pushing.

The officers will continue with field training for several more weeks before they will patrol on their own.

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