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Officers renew oath in first such ceremony at Miami

Miami University Police Department officers renewed their oath of office in a recent ceremony attended by officers, their families and university officials.

One of those present in honor of the occasion was Miami President James Garland, who praised the officers’ commitment and dedication to the Miami community.

The officers exemplify the community policing model with its emphasis on law enforcement personnel getting to know the people they serve, said Garland.

The department had never before sponsored such a ceremony, said Police Chief Cathryn House, but she hopes it will become a continuing tradition.

“This is a way of recognizing each officer publicly for his or her commitment to serve and protect the Miami community,” said House.

The officers renewing their oath ranged from 30-year veterans to those who have just joined the force this fall. Each, however, has gone through extensive training, attaining Ohio Peace Officer certification.

“Providing police services to a university community is both exciting and challenging. Our calls for service range from a safe escort home in the early morning hours to investigating and arresting suspects for crimes such as rape, burglary, extortion and trafficking,” said House.

Butler County Area Court Judge Rob Lyons administered the oath of office.

Date Published: 11/20/2003
Volume: 23   Number: 16

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