City swears in new probationary police officer

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) – – Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. swore in the city’s new probationary police officer. 

With Dustin Campbell joining the Danville Police Department, the department is now at full force for the first time in more than a decade. Sixty-two officers will now serve under Commander Chris Yates.

“Being at full force will allow us and for them to spend time in the community, getting to know our citizens and building relationships in ways they haven’t been able to in many years,” Williams said.

“We’re in a different financial situation now to where we can bring everybody back,” Yates said. “The department is pretty young right now and what we’re able to do is send officers to different proactive units now. I think it’s going to make a pretty big difference in our community.”

Campbell said he’s eager to get started.

“The idea of helping people, protecting the city and doing everything in my power to make this world a better place is the main reason I became an officer.”

Campbell will go through a probationary period of training before becoming a full-fledged officer.

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