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Salem Police Chief, Jeff Dudley, is pleased to announce that three new officers have joined the department.

On May 28, Todd Wiley was sworn in as a police officer for Salem at the Public Safety building on Calhoun Street. Wiley completed his law enforcement training at Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy in 2009, and is currently in the Field Training program with the Salem Police Department.

He is a graduate of Lord Botetourt High School and formerly worked with the Botetourt County Sheriff’s office and in the private sector. Wiley, his wife and two children reside in Troutville.

On June 10, Lashania Booker was sworn in as a police officer with the city. She is a 2008 graduate of Blacksburg high school, who resides in Christiansburg and is currently taking classes at New River Community College.

Also on June 10, Jared Vincent was sworn in as a police officer for Salem. Vincent is from the town of Bumpass in Louisa County. He is a graduate of Mountain View High School and Longwood College where he earned a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Both Booker and Vincent will start basic law enforcement training at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy on Monday June 17 and take part in 19 weeks of academy training. Upon completion of those requirements, they will then go through an additional 12 weeks of field training with veteran officers at the Salem Police Department.
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