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Feb 10

Recent academy graduates kickoff police officer careers

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 8:45 pm by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park welcomes its newest police officers Vaneesh Kumar and Michael Sammut. The two graduated on Thursday, Jan. 30, from the College of San Mateo Police Academy, and started in their positions on Monday, Feb. 3, where our City Clerk Judi Herren administered the oath of office. 

The graduates started as police recruits in August 2019 and successfully completed six months of intensive police training, which consisted of written and physical abilities tests. The California Commission on Peace Officers Standards (POST) requires police officers receive initial foundation training and information on specific topics. This curriculum consists of 42 individual topics called learning domains. They will begin their field-training program next week paired with field-training officers for the next several months. 

Throughout their time in the police academy, the graduates were assigned mentors to help them successfully complete the academy. The City of Menlo Park celebrates these officer’s achievements and wishes them a successful and rewarding career in law enforcement.