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Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Genevieve Judge
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Fax: 941-954-7034

Swearing-in ceremony held for largest recruit class in SPD history

Post Date:09/01/2023 4:57 PM

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On Thursday, August 31, 2023, Sarasota Police Chief Rex Troche held a swearing-in ceremony for 18 new Police Officers, the largest recruit class in department history.  The ceremony was held at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

The following Officers join the Sarasota Police Department as 2nd Class Probation:

  • Brandon Close
  • Brady Jackson
  • Bradley Cohan
  • Oscar Martinez II
  • Brendan Cook
  • Orlando Perez
  • William Dell
  • Felipe Silva
  • Woody Divers
  • Alan Mitch Sipple
  • Cameron Fountain
  • Jonathan Taylor
  • Shane Gaines
  • Leonard Vella
  • Reynaldo Grinon
  • Cory Waiters
  • Alexandria Hanly
  • Isazier Whitfield



The new officers will begin their Field Training Program with Field Training officers for several months.  Video of the swearing-in ceremony can be found on the Sarasota Police Department YouTube page at

Additional photos can be found on the Sarasota Police Department Facebook page at


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