Conroe Police Departments first academy class graduated Wednesday night in front of a crowded Owen Theatre. Of the twelve that graduated eleven are Conroe officers and one is a South Houston Police Officer.
As the officers were sworn in family members pinned their badges on them. Some with a bit of difficulty. When it was South Houston Officer Manger’s turn for the badge pinning his Chief pinned it on him. It was like something he did daily as he walked up and within seconds had it on him. Many commented on the experience he must have had doing that.
The class which started this past June and twenty-four weeks later were sworn in.
When the students tested for the state test everyone passed with at least a 90.
Several city officials were also present. Mayor Melder said,”Chief, it is an honor to be part of this 01 class and I know there will be several more in the future, congratulations.”
The Chief took advantage of the comment. He said,” the mayor opened the door for me and the council is here, he said we were going to have many more academy’s.” He continued,” nobody is going to quit so that means you are going to have to give us more people.”
After graduation tonight the officers will be assigned Field Training Officers for the next nine weeks before turning out on the streets on their own. At that point they continue on probation for an additional 10 months.
THE OFFICERS GRADUATING WERE:
SOUTH HOUSTON OFFICER MANGER