At City Hall Tuesday, Mayor Ann Bradshaw and Chief of Police Terry Harrison welcomed a new patrolman to the force, Patrick Perrine, during a swearing-in ceremony in the mayor's office.
Perrine, 33, has been "on the job" for the last year-and-a-half at DePauw University.
He's looking forward to working in an area that is different from his previous job.
"That was a college town, with all the issues that a college brings. This is a town of families. I'm excited and honored to be working for the residents of Brazil," Perrine said.
"I've been interested in the law my whole life."
Harrison stated his intentions to hire more personnel, revive the K-9 program and restore the reserve program as his first priorities, when he was appointed to his current position by the mayor on her first day in office.
Perrine is one of two new patrolmen the Police Department is in the process of welcoming to the area.
"We have another coming soon," Harrison said. "This will give us a baker's dozen of officers to keep residents safe."