Five Post Falls Police employees took and reaffirmed their oath of office during a pinning ceremony held at the department on October 11, 2017. We’re honored to introduce the following internal promotions and new hires:
- Assistant Chief Pat Knight – promotion from patrol captain
- Captain Jason Mealer – promotion from patrol sergeant
- Sergeant Brian Harrison – promotion from patrol officer
- Officer Lukas Crigger – new hire from Rathdrum Police Department in Idaho
- Crime Victim Advocate Camie Wereley – new hire from North Idaho CASA in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
A ceremony to award and pin the police badge on an individual who has earned it has been a long-standing law enforcement community tradition. There are two times a badge is presented to an officer. The first time is upon graduating from the police academy and the second is upon being promoted. Both times are significant career accomplishments.
Although there are nonsworn, civilian positions at Post Falls Police, all employees participate in the pinning ceremony and oath of office.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Idaho and faithfully discharge all of the duties of my position here at the Post Falls Police Department to the best of my ability. So help me God."
During the pinning ceremony, Post Falls Police Chief Haug administered the oath of office, as quoted above, followed by chosen family members, friends, or co-workers pinning the badges on our new promotions and hires. Congratulations!