4 new officers join the Chico Police Department

Jun 23, 2015 7:13 PM by News Staff

Four new officers joined the Chico Police Department Tuesday and will soon be out patrolling the streets.

Officers David Martin, Michael Consiglio, Alberto Vargas, and Drew Cooper all graduated from the Butte College Police Academy on June 12.

After the ceremony Officer Cooper, a Pleasant Valley High School Graduate and Army Veteran, told Action News Now why he wanted to join law enforcement, "when I was growing up I had a couple friends whose parents were police officers both in Chico and state agencies and just seeing how much they loved their job and the positive impact it made on their community. I wanted to experience that for myself."

The Chico Police Department is still not fully staffed, and recruitment for six officer positions is ongoing.


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