The Hanford Police Department has grown its numbers with a set of new hires.
At Tuesday's City Council meeting Hanford Police Chief Parker Sever introduced three new officers to the City they would be protecting, before their badges were pinned onto them by their families. The first of these officers, Kayla Smith, was actually a lateral officer hired on in May from the Avenal Police Department, where she served for more than three years. She is also a resident of Hanford.
“We’re excited to have her on board. Already, you can tell by her contagious smile that she’s a joy to have around the Police Department," Sever said. "And we’re excited for all that she’ll bring to our Police Department in the future.”