Dalton Police Department Introduces Two New Officers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Dalton Police Department's Newest Officers: Blake Edwards and Osvaldo Sicairos.
Dalton Police Department's Newest Officers: Blake Edwards and Osvaldo Sicairos.

The two newest Dalton Police Department officers got their badges in a ceremony Monday at the Police Services Center.  Officers Blake Edwards and Osvaldo Sicairos both graduated June 21st from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Police Academy in Forsyth, Georgia.

Officer Edwards is a Rome, GA native and a 2007 graduate of Armuchee High School.  He attended Mississippi State University for three years where he was a wide receiver and special teams player for the football team and is continuing his studies at Georgia State University where he expects to graduate this fall.

Officer Sicairos was born in Los Angeles, CA but has lived in northwest Georgia almost all of his life. He graduated from Gordon Central High School in 2008 and received his degree in criminal justice from Dalton State College in December 2012.

Both officers are now taking part in the DPD's "mini-Academy" training program before they begin field training with other Dalton officers.

Officer Matthew Ray was also presented with a DPD badge on Monday.  Officer Ray is returning for another tour of duty with the Dalton Police Department after leaving to live in Virginia and also working for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department.


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