The Oak Park Police Department named three new probationary officers and promoted two officers to sergeant on Wednesday, Sept. 30, according to a village press release.
The three new officers — Richard Zasiebida, Korry Thomas and Brian Bruesch — were sworn in by the deputy village clerk, setting the stage for their six-month field training program, which begins in October.
Their training is expected to be completed by March 2016.
"I'm looking forward to the positive impact these three officers will have on the department and the community in Oak Park," Police Chief Rick Tanksley said in the press release.
All three officers have completed police academy training and served in other area police departments before joining the Oak Park force.
Michael Greet, who has served seven years with the OPPD, and Paul Baudo, who has served 12, were promoted to sergeant.
The swearing-in ceremony marks the first hires and promotions of the year for the police department.
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