Antioch Police Department adds another new officer

New Antioch Police Officer Justin Hamilton is administered the oath of office by Mayor Wade Harper as Chief Allan Cantando and Hamilton's family look on, during a ceremony on Monday, October 12, 2015.

New Antioch Police Officer Justin Hamilton is administered the oath of office by Mayor Wade Harper as Chief Allan Cantando and Hamilton’s family look on, during a ceremony on Monday, October 12, 2015.

By Allen Payton

At a ceremony at the Antioch Police Facility, Monday afternoon, Justin Hamilton took the oath of office to be sworn in as Antioch’s newest police officer. Hamilton was administered the oath by Antioch Mayor Wade Harper, and then his badge was pinned on him by his wife.

Officer Justin Hamilton and Chief Allan Cantando.

Officer Justin Hamilton and Chief Allan Cantando.

I’d like to thank the Chief and the command staff,” Hamilton said. “ I worked at AMR, out here for nine years,” referring to the American Medical Response ambulance company.

This was always my end goal,” he added.

Then, Chief Allan Cantando offered his thoughts, directing them to Hamilton’s family.

“If I were to be going through the training program, again I would definitely want the men and women of this department to be the ones training me,” he stated. “They have his best interest in mind. Jason is an asset to us that we don’t want to lose. We want him to get through the field training.”

We are hoping that Justin will be a very welcome part of our staff,” he added.

The brief ceremony was attended by Hamilton’s family members and fellow Antioch police officers, as well as Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Lori Ogorchock, Council Members Monica Wilson and Tony Tiscareno, and City Manager Steve Duran. It was followed by a brief reception that included a cake.

According to Cantando, that now brings the total of sworn officers on the Antioch police force to 90.

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One Comment to “Antioch Police Department adds another new officer”

  1. Karl dietzel says:

    Congrats and welcome to antioch.

    Now the city just needs to hire the missing 12
    A fully staffed code enforcement department and all
    Cso’s.

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