In Michigan City, Police Chief Mark Swistek and The Michigan City Police Commission, made up of President Michael Palmer, Vice-President Michael Buda and Secretary John Pliske, recently announced the hiring of six new officers.
Sworn in by City Clerk Gale Neulieb, and Chief Mark Swistek during a ceremony in the Community Room were Officers Cody Brzezinski, Jesus Alvarez, Zachery Wells, Tyler Wenzel, Rene Lozano, and Cole Foster. The ceremony was well attended by friends, family and departmental staff.
Michigan City Police say the hiring of the six officers brings the department to full compliment. They began their training immediately, where they will receive intensive training in various areas including firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation, and criminal law. They will also begin the Field Training Program in June and will begin riding and working with their FTO Officers. All six officers are scheduled to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in September.