The following is a press release issued by the Fort Bragg Police Department:
The Fort Bragg Police Department has reached full staffing levels with the recent promotion of three new officers.
Last year Fort Bragg Police Department began the hiring process to hire three local police recruits to attend the College of the Redwoods Police Academy in Eureka California. The three newly hired recruits received intense six months of police training. On Friday, June 10, 2022, all three recruits graduated from the police academy in a small ceremony attend by several Fort Bragg Police personnel, family and a host of other agencies.
On Monday night June 13, 2022 at the City Council meeting all three recruits were sworn in as police officers for the City of Fort Bragg. The recruits; former CSO Antoinette Moore, David Franco and Tyler Baker were joined by family and friends to witness the short ceremony. These three officers are from the local community and will provide service
to the community for years to come, it is the goal of the city to provide opportunity for local persons to live and work within the community.
There is no rest for the three new officers they will receiving intense Field Training from certified Field Training Officers for the next ten to sixteen weeks at which time based on their performance they will become solo police officers.
The Fort Bragg Police Department is now fully staffed; we are one of the few agencies to have reached this status. It was the investment of the City Council, City Administration and Police Management allowing the hiring of these three local individuals, investing in their initial careers with an expected long-term commitment.