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By Josh Presley
Three new officers with the West Point Police Department were sworn in Friday at City Hall.
New police officers Tyrone Haslett, Larry Boeke and Eric Johnson were sworn in by West Point City Clerk Delores Doss.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said there were more than 30 applicants for the police officer positions, which were narrowed down to 15 interviews.
â€śThese were the ones we thought were best suited for the job,â€ť Brinkley said. â€śWe were impressed with their attitudes and maturity level.â€ť
He said the new officers have not attended police academy yet but he was impressed with their aptitude for police work.
â€śThey will go through 12 weeks of training at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy in Pearl in July and be fully trained by the end of the year,â€ť Brinkley said.
Haslett is originally from Chicago and served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
â€śItâ€™s been my lifelong dream to become a police officer and serve the community where I live,â€ť Haslett said.
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