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Cambridge swears in 5 new cops

Posted by Brock Parker  November 21, 2013 04:05 PM

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Five new officers were sworn into the Cambridge Police Department Monday, including, from left to right, Steven A. Wenzel, Eric J. Rivera, Michael J. Neil, Matthew A. Grassi, and John T. Bernard. Photo courtesy Cambridge Police.

Five new police officers are joining the Cambridge Police Department after a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall Monday.

The five officers completed their training at the Lowell Police Academy and graduated last week, and will now complete in-service training before receiving their assignments and being deployed by Cambridge Police, according to a press release from Cambridge Police announcing the new hires Thursday.

The new officers are: John T. Bernard, Matthew A. Grassi, Michael J. Neil, Eric J. Rivera and Steven A. Wenzel. They were sworn in by City Clerk Donna Lopez in front of family, friends and city officials including Mayor Henrietta Davis, City Manager Richard Rossi and members of the police department.

The officers will now attend two weeks of in-service training to learn department policies, rules and regulations. They will then be assigned to a field training officer for an additional eight weeks in which they will work different shifts and train with different officers to get hands-on experience on the street in Cambridge. Once their training is complete, they will receive their assignments from the department in mid-January.

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