The University of Central Florida Police Department swore in six new officers Wednesday along with a new Lieutenant from the Orlando Police Department.
Field training for these officers completed in July and additional training in the classroom and the field will continue before the officers take to the road. Each officer will be paired with a seasoned UCF PD officer and will be assigned to a patrol when training completes.
The new officers, described by UCF PD, are:
- Alex DeLuca, who first started at UCFPD as a member of the Safe Escort Patrol Service, or SEPS. He later served as a UCFPD Community Service Officer, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UCF in 2015.
- Andrew Grosswald is following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps by working for UCF. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
- Jade Mast is a former UCFPD CSO and a graduate of Seminole State College’s police academy.
- Charles Pace served in the U.S. Army for four years and Florida’s Army National Guard for seven. He joins UCFPD after 22 years with the Orlando Police Department.
- Ashley Scott comes to UCFPD from the Titusville Police Department. Originally from Charleston, S.C., she was an award-winning basketball player at the College of Charleston.
- Victoria Scott also is former UCFPD CSO. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, where she was a color guard, and graduated from UCF with a master’s in criminal justice in 2015.
Below are photos that captured the induction: