Great Falls Police Department welcomes 3 new officers

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 14:47:59-04

Kevin Lake, Lance Souza, and Lindy Whiting officially joined the Great Falls Police Department on Wednesday morning.

Municipal Court Judge Steve Bolstad administered the oath of office as GFPD chief David Bowen welcomed them to the department.

Whiting will attend the Montana Law Enforcement Academy basic course in Helena, which begins next week, while Souza and Lake will go straight into field training, as they both came to the GFPD from another agency/pre-service.

Whiting said, "It’s a privilege. You have to work hard for it, but it’s worth it. It’s important because you’re in a position to help other people in the community and your other fellow officers."

Whiting says she recognizes that she is a minority, being a woman in the field, but hopes to inspire little girls to follow their dreams no matter what.

“I hope it’s inspiring to little girls and young women so they know that they can do whatever they put their mind to. If they want to do something like this, since it’s not traditional, they can. I hope to stand in that example for them,” Whiting said.

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