4 new Medina police officers take the oath of office

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 June 2023 at 10:16 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Police Chief Todd Draper, left, administers the oath of office to four new members of the Medina Police Department. The officers taking the oath, include from left: Miles Erickson, Brandon Clouser, Felicia Holtz and Kyle Daly.

The four officers are currently in the police academy. Erickson, Clouser and Holtz are in the academy in Niagara County and will graduate in August while Daly is in Monroe County’s academy and is scheduled to graduate in October.

The officers also have to do three to four months of field training with a Medina police officer.

As part of the oath, the officers promised to support and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of New York.

“I pledge to promote and protect the mission, goals and policies of the Medina Police Department, through integrity, loyalty and respect,” the officers said in the oath. “I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith and trust. I will at all times, through my words and actions, work to build and maintain that trust.”

Chief Todd Draper congratulates Kyle Daly and gives him a pin for the Medina Police Department.

Draper said it’s unusual to have four new officers in the academy and joining the department at about the same time.

“We look forward to getting the new hires on the road,” Draper said.