08 August, 2010


Patrols in DC neighborhoods are being boosted by the addition of 26 officers who were

sworn in during a graduation ceremony on Friday, August 6, 2010, at the MPD’s Maurice T.

Turner, Jr. Metropolitan Police Academy in Southwest.

During the ceremony, training awards were presented to Officer Richard Rice (Academic); Officer

James White (Firearms); Officers Richard Rice, Sean Rutter and Matt Vorndran (Vehicle Skills); and Officers

Alicia Weber and Tim Camilli (Physical Skills). The new officers all completed approximately 24

weeks of training at the police academy, which includes a full program of physical, classroom,

and firearms training to prepare them for the challenges of being a police officer. The subjects

covered include laws of arrest, search and seizure, criminal law, traffic regulations, human

relations, community policing, and ethics. In addition, recruit officers receive skills training

in firearms, operation of emergency police vehicles, self-defense, advanced first aid, and much


The Metropolitan Police Department is focused on building a crime-fighting partnership

with the community, and developing our own promise and potential as a department. Police

work requires a certain type of individual — one who has strong interpersonal skills and the

motivation to work with our partners to help build strong, safe and healthy communities

throughout the District of Columbia.

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