Lebanon Police Department hires new officers | Community Spirit
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - The Lebanon Police Department has hired two new officers to help keep residents safe.
Chief of Police Jeffrey Mitchell announced on Monday the hiring of two new police officers, Officers Dustin Kurilko and Gregory Stallard. Officer Kurilko is a graduate of Little Miami High School and a graduate of University of Cincinnati Clermont Police Academy. Officer Kurilko is currently a criminal justice major at the University of Cincinnati. Officer Stallard is a graduate of Beavercreek High School, has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Sinclair Community College and is currently a criminal justice major at Wright State University. Officer Stallard is a US Army veteran, having served on active duty at Ft. Stewart, GA, and deployed to Iraq in 2007.
The Lebanon Division of Police began a search for a new police officer in July of this year and 94 applicants responded. In addition to the basic requirements for hiring a police officer the department required the applicants to be an Ohio certified police officer or Ohio certified police officer at time of appointment. From this applicant pool of 94 the department conducted several processes to identify and select the most qualified candidates for final consideration.
Chief Mitchell stated, “In addition to possessing the skills, knowledge and abilities to be successful police officers, both of these officers bring the prerequisite personal integrity and character traits that reflect the high standards and professionalism of our department. We welcome these new officers to an agency dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Lebanon”.
Both Officers Kurilko and Stallard are scheduled to complete their undergraduate degree programs in 2013. Both officers will begin patrolling the streets with their field training officers in the next two weeks as part of an intensive field training program.