Wellesley has two new police officers.
The officers, Glen Misho and Kim Harvey, graduated from the 43rd MBTA Transit Police Academy on Wednesday, Sept.25 in a ceremony held at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The class consisted of 16 various departments with 45 recruit officers.
The MBTA Transit Police Academy is approximately six months long. New recruits take over 1,000 hours of classroom and practical training in all areas of law enforcement. Upon graduation, 0fficers Misho and Harvey will now begin approximately three months of on-the-job field training with Wellesley officers.
Harvey was formally recognized by the Transit Police Academy staff. She received two awards during the ceremony, including the physical fitness award (best overall) and the Sergeant Sean Gannon Memorial Leadership Award.
A former Wellesley Police Department employee, Natick Police Officer Jamie Verner, has also graduated and will start her law enforcement career. Verner was a veteran dispatcher for the Wellesley Police and Fire departments prior to becoming a Natick police officer. Verner received the Officer Sean Collier Memorial Award for academic achievement and had the highest academic average of her classmates.