Guthrie Police Chief Damon Devereaux hopes a new standard was started at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting with four officers being sworn in.
Officers David Lesher, Mike Johns, Reggie Smith and Jade Terbush raised their right hand and took an oath that was given by Devereaux in front of the council members.
The police chief hopes this will start a tradition of recognizing officers to not only the council, but to the public.
Fellow officers were on hand and congratulated each man after receiving a certificate from Devereaux, who told the new officers he looked forward to many years of working with them.
Lesher came to the police force in August 2011 while Johns, Smith and Terbush came on in December 2011. Both Johns and Smith will conclude their Field Training Officer duties this week.
The Field Training Officer program is an internal program that is 14 weeks long and allows new officers to shadow veteran officers while learning policies, rules, ordinances and guidelines of the city to go along with the standard CLEET program that they must attend and complete.