The town of Oakland continues to build a stellar squad with the addition of several new officers.
Oakland Police Chief John Peek introduced one member with a new rank and three new officers at the March 22 Town Commission meeting.
Roger Fischer has been promoted to corporal. He has twice won the Crisis Intervention Team award, in addition to many service awards.
The new additions are Detective Michael Bryant and officers Reynalis Rojas Mercado and Ralph Spzak.
Spzak is a former New York police officer, Bryant is retired from the Ocoee Police Department, and Rojas Mercado is a recent police academy graduate.
“We truly have to look for the right people of moral courage, civility, education,” Peek said. “We took our time and found, what I think, are the right people.”
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