Two new Crete Police Officers were sworn in at the Village board meeting on Monday evening.
John Iannucci and Nevin Lennett are the newest members of the Crete Police Department.
“This brings us to full staff of 21, for the first time in 5 years or longer,” Crete Police Chief Scott Pieritz said.
Officers Iannucci and Lennett are scheduled to start 14 weeks of training at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center on August 14. Three other Crete officers are currently attending police academy – one set to graduate about two weeks from now, the other two later next month.
“Once all of them graduate, they will enter a 12-week field training program at Crete PD. We won’t have them all fully trained and on street until March 2023,” Chief Pieritz said.
At that point, the total number of patrol officers will be 15, including detectives and school resource officers, four Sergeants, one Deputy Chief and one Chief.