COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington Police Department’s newest recruit is a licensed private investigator and certified personal trainer who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Xavier University.
Sean Sinacori was sworn in by Mayor Joe Meyer this morning and received his badge in a ceremony at City Hall.
Meyer prefaced the oath-of-office ceremony by speaking to the challenge of finding people to work in law enforcement, the demands of the job, and the City’s support.
“In the political times we’re in, it’s particularly difficult to get people who want to work in law enforcement,” Meyer said. “In Covington, our police officers have the full support of the administration. Our police officers are the face of this City. More people interact with the Police Department than they do with any other department, and the department promotes and supports the City’s values.”
Police Chief Rob Nader presented Sinacori with his badge and echoed the mayor’s comments about recruiting challenges – but also expressed optimism.
“Right now, we’re short – every police agency is short,” Nader told Sinacori’s friends and family who were in attendance. “Yet, with the drastic reduction in people applying to be a police officer, we’re still fortunate that we are attracting the best and the brightest here in Covington.”
Sinacori said he’s excited to join the department and be of service.
“I’m excited for this opportunity, and I’m excited to help the city of Covington,” he said. “I think this is a fantastic department. I’ve only ever heard great things about it, which is why I chose this path with them, specifically.”
Sinacori will begin his 20-week basic training at the police academy in Richmond. At the conclusion of the academy, he will return to Covington, where he will begin a field training program.
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