Two new officers were sworn in to the police department at City Hall on Monday. Joanna Morse and Elijah Domasin took their oaths to serve the City surrounded by fellow officers, city administration, and friends and family. Both Joanna and Elijah will attend the 108th session of the Vermont Police Academy in August, where they will undergo a rigorous 16 week training period. Upon completion of the Vermont Police Academy, the officers will return to the South Burlington police department, where they will undergo an additional 16 weeks of field training.
Meet Joanna Morse
Joanna, 22 years old, grew up in Jericho, Vermont and studied criminal justice at the Community College of Vermont. She has worked extensively in customer service while attending college and completed an internship with the South Burlington police department, as part of her studies.
Joanna was drawn to the City's police department because of the strong connection with the community—through a programmatic approach to community policing and a neighborhood policing philosophy.
Meet Elijah Domasin
Elijah, 23 years old, of Hyde Park, Vermont is a graduate of People’s Academy and has been studying political science and criminal justice at Northern Vermont University – Johnson. He gained significant experience in the service industry while attending college.
Elijah has had a long-time goal of becoming a police officer as his grandfather served as a law enforcement officer for over 40 years—with the Los Angeles County, CA Sherriff’s Department and the Lamoille County, VT Sherriff’s Department.
Please welcome them to our community!