SBPD swears in 5 new officers - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

SBPD swears in 5 new officers

Posted:

It was a big day for the South Bend Fire and Police Departments. Five new officers were sworn in Wednesday morning. Anuar Velazquez, Andrew Jackson, Jarveair Bourn, Calon Naragon, and Ricardo Ramirez-Juarez took the oath of office to become new South Bend police officers in front of a crowd of family and friends. They say they're excited to get started.

"This is awesome, the chance to serve the community and to be a figure to the children growing up here," says Naragon.

"I'm looking forward to working in this community and serving the people of South Bend," says Velazquez.

Police Chief Ron Teachman says he is excited about the diversity of the new officers and each have different levels of experience to offer the department.

Another honor was given to David Jester. He was promoted from the rank of Firefighter 1st Class to the rank of Captain for the South Bend Fire Department.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a part of the festivities and congratulated each member on their new roles.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.