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VPD welcomes three new officers

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The City of Valdosta would like to welcome and congratulate three new officers that were sworn into the Valdosta Police Department on Friday, September 25, 2020. The swearing-in ceremony was led by Judge Richard M. Cowart.

Latasha Richard, Devin Parkinson, and Jordan Greene are the newest members of Valdosta’s police force.

The officers were joined by their families and VPD staff.

Devin Parkinson was hired on by VPD in June and started the police academy just several weeks later after participating in in-service training with the VPD training division. Jordan Greene has been working with the department since March of 2017 in the VPD Crime Lab but has since completed the academy as well as in-service training. Latasha Richard, who is already a GA POST-certified officer, was hired by VPD earlier this month.

The group will start Field Training in one week, which usually lasts for about ten to twelve weeks. In total, the new officers will go through close to twenty-five weeks of training and are excited to continue building on the knowledge and experience as official VPD officers.

“I have always wanted to work in law enforcement and I looked into several different agencies but I knew this was where I wanted to apply. I am very grateful to have landed a position with the Valdosta Police Department and I am excited to get out in the community,” said Devin Parkinson