The Department will be holding a badge pinning ceremony for
recent graduates of the police academy and recent promotions of
supervisors. The ceremony will take place in the Paris Municipal
Courtroom, 2910 Clarksville Street on Thursday, June 20th beginning
at 4:00 PM.
Six police recruits; Derek Bristow, Stetson Henderson, Dylon
Rushin, Jeremy Helms, Daniel Murphy and Tyler Anderson graduated from the 18
week police academy on June 7th. They have received further
training and orientation over the past weeks and will start with their Field
Training on Friday the 21st. Field training will last another 18
This ceremony is to celebrate these officers accomplishment
of going through the hiring process and successfully completing the academy
training which brings them to the next chapter of their career, field
training. Each officer chooses the person to pin this symbol of authority
and all the responsibility that goes with it to their uniform.
We will also be celebrating the recent promotions of Lt.
Derek Belcher, Lt. Mark Bender, Sgt. Chad Brakebill, Sgt. Shawn Upchurch and
Sgt. Leigh Foreman. As officers move through the ranks of the department,
we understand the greater challenges and responsibilities that accompany those
moves. We recognize these career changes and provide for these officers
to have their new ranks pinned as well.
Family and friends are invited to attend.
Chief of Police
Paris Police Department