MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Police Department is now up to its full compliment of officers.

Chief Mark Swistek and The Michigan City Police Commission, made up of President Michael Palmer, Vice-President Michael Buda and Secretary John Pliske, have announced the hiring of six new officers.

Sworn in by City Clerk Gale Neulieb and Chief Mark Swistek during a ceremony in the Community Room were Officers Cody Brzezinski, Jesus Alvarez, Zachery Wells, Tyler Wenzel, Rene Lozano and Cole Foster. The ceremony was well attended by friends, family and departmental staff, according to an MCPD release.

With the hiring of these six officers it brings the department to its full compliment, said Public Information Officer Chris Yagelski.

They began their training immediately, where they will receive intensive training in various areas including firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation and criminal law.  They will also begin the Field Training Program in June and will begin riding and working with their FTO Officers. All six officers are scheduled to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in September.

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