DERRY — Derry police have a new officer.
Jared Knox was sworn in as the department’s newest officer during a ceremony held at the station on Oct. 12.
Police Chief Edward Garone presided over the ceremony and welcomed Knox to the force.
“This is the most enjoyable part of my job,” Garone said, “when I can help launch the career of (a new officer). It’s a very important day for us here at the Derry Police Department, the town of Derry, Jared and Jared’s family.
Knox, 26, hails from Dracut, Mass., and studied at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell.
He began his law enforcement career with the N.H. Marine Patrol as a part-time officer and then moved on to a full-time officer position in the town of New Castle, while attending the 153rd Police Academy.
He came to Derry and began work Oct. 1.
Garone said Knox is well qualified to be a successful addition to the Derry team.
“We don’t take it lightly,” he said. “They are like new members of our family. We are always looking for the best of the best and we think we found that in Jared.”
Garone also thanked Knox’s parents and family for being a great support system.