PHOTOS: Pinning ceremony for new WCPD officers

West Chester Police adds two full-time officers.

West Chester Police officially welcomed two new officers at a swearing-in ceremony Thursday evening.


Recruits Christian Dekker and Major Miller received their badges from West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog. They were surrounded at the pinning ceremony by friends, family and well-wishers.


Officer Dekker is a 2011 graduate of Lakota East High School and served in the United States Marine Corps from 2011 to 2015 before being honorably discharged. He received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2017.


Officer Miller is a 2008 graduate of North College Hill High School and earned his associate's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.


The new hires were approved last fall by the Board of Trustees at its Nov. 14, 2017 meeting to fill vacancies within the West Chester Police Department.


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