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Oct 06

Menlo Park welcomes police academy graduates, Grieves and Hodges

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 11:46 am by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Nicole Acker

Menlo Park welcomes its newest police officers, Michael Grieves and Jeremy Hodges. Both graduated Tuesday, Oct. 3, from the College of San Mateo police academy. The two started as police recruits in April 2017 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 to 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 the next week paired with field-training officers for the next several months. 

Throughout the academy, Grieves and Hodges were assigned mentors to help them successfully complete the academy. Detective Knopp and Officer Russell were their go-to resources. Moreover, of special note, at the academy graduation, Michael Grieves received two awards one for his overall achievement as the "Top Recruit” of his class and another for being top of the class in his academics. This is a great accomplishment for Grieves. The City of Menlo Park celebrates both Grieves and Hodges’ achievements and wish them a successful and rewarding law enforcement career! 

Menlo Park welcomes police academy graduates, Grieves and Hodges