By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK – Police Chief James Wilkiewicz introduced the department’s newest recruits, Christopher Arnoldy and Jordan Cutting, who were sworn by City Clerk Michael Mizzi at the Nov.14 City Council meeting.
Wilkiewicz said the new officers are both Nov. 9 graduates of the Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy in Livonia.
“After a long and rigorous academy session, both of these young officers did very well in the police academy,” he said.
Wilkiewicz said all of the recruits submit an essay expressing why they have chosen law enforcement as a career, which are evaluated by a panel of police chiefs. Arnoldy’s was chosen from the 57 recruits in his class as the recipient of the Chief’s Award at the graduation ceremony.
Arnoldy also was the recipient of the Patrick O’Rourke Scholarship, named after a West Bloomfield officer killed five years ago in the line of duty.
Wilkiewicz said Jordan Cutting also did well at the academy, and was the second highest scoring recruit in the academy’s firearms training.
“I am pleased to bring them both in front of you today to have them take their oaths of office,” Wilkiewicz said. “One of my greatest pleasures in this line of work is to bring these young officers on.”
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected])