Yesterday recent Police Academy graduates Officer Thomas Bruce and Officer Ryan Jaurequi were sworn in along with new Officer, Steve Gibralter, who comes to RPD with 11 years experience with the Dallas Police Department.
Chief Riggs led the ceremony with an inspiring quote from the book, “Nobility of Policing”…”Police Officers are both blessed and cursed to see more of life in a year than most people will see in a lifetime. The challenge and uncertainty of policing requires the discipline of constant readiness. As a “peaceful warrior”, you must always be prepared-mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually-for those moments when you are tapped on the shoulder and thrust into circumstances that are beyond imagination.”
All three officers will now begin their extensive 17 week Field Training Program and these words will get them in the right mindset to begin their journey.