NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            
 

Twenty New Officers Join the Ranks of the Huntsville Police Department

 

Huntsville, Alabama (September 8, 2006) The Huntsville Police Department’s newest Officers will be presented their badges and diplomas Friday afternoon. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Huntsville High School auditorium. Mayor Loretta Spencer will administer the oath for the 20 new Officers, who are now graduates of the 47th session of the Huntsville Police Academy. Their Class Motto: “With Strength and Determination, Comes Pride and Honor.”

Alabama Attorney General Troy King, who will serve as the guest speaker is no stranger to public service or the law enforcement community. He is expected to tell the graduates to look at their new career as a “Service and Sacrifice” and protect families, especially the most vulnerable in our community, children and the elderly. He says he’ll continue to provide Officers with the tools and the legislation needed so that they can do their jobs effectively and keep our streets safe.

Eighty-five Officers have been hired during the last two years. They continue to represent a broad and diverse group of people looking to join Huntsville’s finest. Their backgrounds include construction worker, preacher, computer programmer and they have experience from all branches of the military. The youngest is 21, and the oldest brings a vast wealth of experience at fifty-one. Police Chief Rex Reynolds says that we live in an age of high technology and computers, but never forget that human touch. He adds, “Citizens will remember your professionalism, your compassion and your effectiveness in assisting a stranded motorist, finding that lost child, and reassuring that confused teenager that it’s never too late to correct a mistake.” He continues, “We have a thriving and growing Department because of our employees, and we have a great city and community due to the quality of work each of you perform on a daily basis.”