New Hope Swears In Two New Police Officers
New Hope Police Department is one officer short of full strength
The city of New Hope swore in its two newest police officers on April 24.
Officers Sabrina DeMars and Jared Gray finished their one-year probation periods in late March.
They were formally sworn in during a New Hope City Council meeting.
“This is very special for our police department and for all of you,” said Tim Hoyt, police chief and acting city manager. “Having the oath of office is a big, big deal for our officers and I’m glad that all of you are here.”
The New Hope Police Department now employs 33 officers, according to Hoyt. The department is budgeted for up to 34 officers at full strength.
Meanwhile, other police departments in the region are experiencing officer shortages or are struggling to recruit new officers.
According to Hoyt, the department is beginning to recruit for its last open officer position.