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Swearing In Ceremony
On Friday, January 24, 2014 ten officers will be sworn in as members of the Lakeland Police Department. This completes their seven-weeks in the Mini Academy, and now they are ready to begin the next phase of their training as Lakeland Police officers. The officers will begin the 16 week Field Training phase and will be learning more about the department and community they will serve.  

The swearing in ceremony will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland at 3:00 p.m.

The following officers will be sworn in:
   Seth Balser
   Kristopher Conner
   Bradley Dollison
   Mike Fuller
   Valerie Grey
   Misty Nappier
   Ronald “Ronnie” Powell
   Laura Robertson
   Jonathan Stephens
   Keri Suggs



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Avatar  Brad Barfield 7 months ago

Congratulations to you all, and may God protect you and bless you during your careers. You have chosen a wonderful, exciting, and fulfilling career! You have inherited a lot of power as a law enforcement officer. Don't let that power go to your heads, and consider the impact you have on the citizens. Understanding their cultures is a big help.

"Bad ass" attitudes don't cut it. Confidence, will not put up with any B.S. attitudes will carry you far. Remember that EVERYTHING you do will be seen by somebody, so be professional and approachable, and you will earn respect from the citizens and your fellow officers.

I wish you well, and look forward to seeing you on the street!