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West Chester Police adds four full-time officers

Post Date:07/17/2017 4:55 PM

The West Chester Board of Trustees approved Tuesday the hiring of four full-time police officers to fill vacancies in the department.

Adam Bernard is a graduate of Beavercreek High School and Wright State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Crime and Justice in 2016. Upon graduation he received his Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) certification from the Green County Basic Peace Officer Training Academy.

Margaret Clem graduated from Lakota West High School in 2013 and is currently working toward earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Cody Hall graduated from Edgewood High School and the University of Cincinnati, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice earlier this year.

William Schlie is a graduate of Moeller High School and the University of Cincinnati. Before earning his bachelor’s degree, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served from 2005 until his honorable discharge in 2008. He has worked as a Hamilton County dispatcher since 2012.

All four officers have an effective hiring date of July 31 contingent upon the successful completion of the hiring process. Clem, Hall and Schlie will attend the Scarlet Oaks Police Academy in August to obtain their OPOTA certification.

These hires fill vacancies created as a result of retirements and promotions in the West Chester Police Department.

WCPD swearing in July 2017

Cody Hall, Adam Bernard, Margaret Clem and William Schlie (pictured, left to right) are sworn in as the newest members of the West Chester Police Department. 

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