NEW OFFICERS SLATED TO GRADUATE FRIDAY

June 10, 2010

ALL CAME TO THE MPD WITH PRIOR EXPERIENCE

A graduation ceremony for five new Madison Police officers will be held Friday afternoon, June 11th, at the Dane County Courthouse. Unlike most recruits, this is a veteran group. All had prior law enforcement experience, and were already state certified officers, when they were sworn in this past in February. Since then, they have been participating in the Madison Police Department's Accelerated Academy, which is a shortened version of the traditional six-month academy.

The 2010 MPD Accelerated Academy graduates are:

Bernard Albright, age 39, 11 years experience with the Verona Police Department; graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Communications degree.

Eric Disch, age 28, 2.75 years experience with the Fitchburg Police Department; 4 years experience with UW-Whitewater Police; graduated from Madison Area Technical College (MATC) with a Criminal Justice degree.

Clint Spade, age 29, 6 years experience with the Fitchburg Police Department where he was a K-9 officer; graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Criminal Justice degree.

Daniel Swanson, age 31, 5 years experience with the University Police Department in Madison; former Janesville Police Officer; graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Criminal Justice degree.

Kurt Wege, age 30, 3 years experience with Town of Madison Police; graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Forestry Management degree.

The graduation ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. in room LL1000 of the Dane County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton St. Upon graduation, the five officers will be ready to hit the streets solo.

Contact:
  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897