Fairborn Daily Herald
FAIRBORN — Timothy Pugh and Jared Bond were sworn in to replace the two open Fairborn Police officer vacancies within the city on Monday, April 4.
Officer Timothy Pugh is a Fairborn resident and graduate of Fairborn High School. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in technology from Berea College in Kentucky in May of 2011. He went on to graduate from the Greene County Criminal Justice Academy on Feb. 19 and obtained his Ohio Peace Officers Certification.
Pugh said that being a police officer is something he feels he could do a lot of good, and is a career that he values as he knows it requires a lot of responsibility. He enjoys interaction with the community and would like to help people by talking with them.
“I would like to do the best I can for this community and look forward to being able to progress in the police department,” said Pugh. “I grew up in this community and have always enjoyed what Fairborn has to offer.”
Officer Jared Bond is a Xenia resident and graduate of Xenia High School. He obtained his associate of applied science degree in natural resource law enforcement from Hocking College in May of 2015. He then graduated from the Greene County Criminal Justice Academy on Feb. 19, where he obtained his Ohio Peace Officers Certification.
Bond said that he got a glimpse of police officer training as his mother, Becky Bond, works at the Greene County Criminal Justice Academy with Commander Mike Hild. He also has an extended family member in law enforcement which allowed him a good look into police work and allowed him to see just about every aspect of law enforcement.
“I would like to be able to help others when they are possibly at their lowest, and I can make a difference,” said Bond. “I hope to add a positive outlook on the police image and how people look and feel about officers.”
Both officers will go through 18 weeks of training within the Fairborn Police Department.
Information courtesy of the City of Fairborn. Herald News Report compiled by Merrilee Embs.