VANDALIA — Vandalia residents will see a new face on patrol in the city’s police department.
Officer Cody Anderson was sworn in on Monday morning by City Manager Jon Crusey in front of family, city staff, and police officers from Vandalia and Anderson’s former department, Springfield.
“I was impressed by Cody’s enthusiasm, his level of maturity, and most particularly his interest in policing in a small community,” said Police Chief Douglas Knight. “We think small town policing is an art unto itself and we believe this young man will do an outstanding job for the City of Vandalia for many years to come.
Anderson is a graduate of Kenton Ridge School. He earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and OPOTA certification from Clark State Community College in 2005. Prior to this appointment, he was a police officer with the Springfield Division of Police.
He fills one of two vacant officer positions in the Vandalia Division of Police created by the retirement of Officers Don Evers and Larry Erbaugh. Knight said that the city will hold a third round of interviews with two other potential officers this week in the hopes of bringing in another officer by late June or early July.