February 23, 2004
Lodi Police Officer Sworn In
The Lodi Police Department is pleased to welcome it’s newest member, Officer Brena Schweitz. Officer Schweitz was sworn in as a City of Lodi Police Officer on Monday, February 23, 2004, at 8:30 AM, in the Council Chambers at Carnegie Forum.
Officer Schweitz, 23, is a lifelong resident of Lodi, and a graduate of Lodi High School. She has served as an Explorer with the Lodi Police Department since she was fifteen, during which time she was promoted to Explorer Sergeant. For the past five years, she worked for Raley’s, most recently as a checker, and completed the nine month San Joaquin Delta Police Academy while continuing to hold down her position with the supermarket. As a result of the leadership skills she displayed at the academy, she was selected as squad sergeant.
Leading Officer Schweitz in the oath of office was the Honorable Judge Robert Baysinger of the San Joaquin Superior Court. Among those present were Officer Schweitz’ family, numerous members of the Lodi Police Department staff, Acting City Attorney Steve Schwabauer, and Deputy City Manager Janet Keeter. Chief Jerry Adams officiated and congratulated Officer Schweitz on her selection to LPD. Chief Adams mentioned her “impressive” academic grade point average of 90.61 during her academy training, and spoke of the continued challenges she will face as she moves through the Field Training Program and Probation. Mayor Larry Hansen spoke of the responsibilities and rewards of police work, drawn from his own 30-year police career.
Finally, Officer Schweitz’ parents, Bob and Kathi Schweitz, pinned her new LPD badge on her uniform, and Chief Adams introduced Lodi’s newest Police Officer, Brena Schweitz. We wish her a safe and successful career!