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Roseville police swear in new staff, officers

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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The Roseville Police Department swore in more than 30 new officers and volunteers Wednesday morning at the Roseville High School Theater. Hundreds of friends and family gathered inside the theater to congratulate their loved ones? accomplishment as they were each sworn in. City manager Ray Kerridge was also there with a congratulatory speech for the new recruits. ?This is a great celebration,? Kerridge said. ?You?ve certainly died and have been reborn again in heaven. Thank you for all you do for us.? Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn said each new employee and volunteer underwent a rigorous interview process and were selected because of the dedication they exhibited. ?We don?t take people into this police department that are not worthy of this community,? Hahn said. ?That is what will keep Roseville great.? Hahn stated that bringing on 30 new employees is a sign that the city of Roseville has planned well given that other cities are losing police officers and facing major budget problems. Kerridge agreed, adding that the police department taking on new staff shows that the city is doing well. The city hired 11 new police volunteers, three record clerks, four correctional officers, a new dispatcher, background investigator and an assistant rangemaster. In addition, eight new police officers were sworn in. Jeffery Kool and Darren Kato were promoted to sergeant and Cal Walstad was promoted to lieutenant. ?All of these new employees have one thing in common,? said Roseville Mayor Pauline Roccucci. ?And that is to keep our community safe.? Toby Lewis can be reached at tobyl@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.