The Urbana Police Division recently hired its two newest officers who were sworn in before Champaign County City Court Judge Gil Weithman in the presence of family, friends, city staff and officials. other Urbana police officers.
Damion Williams, 22, of Urbana, finished near the top of the May 2022 Civil Service Written and Fitness Tests and was hired Aug. 22. His swearing-in ceremony was held August 25, 2022. He is a permanent resident of Urbana, attended Urbana city schools, and came to us from Johnson Welded Products, where he was employed until that he holds a position within the police division.
Officer Williams is currently attending the 147th Basic Ohio Police Certification Training at the Ohio State Patrol Academy and is expected to graduate in January 2023. He will then complete a 13-week field training program with the police division, before he was given a solo patrol shift assignment.
Major Stratton, 21, of Bellefontaine, finished number one in the May 2022 civil service written and physical aptitude tests and was hired on September 6, 2022. His swearing-in took place on September 13, 2022. A graduate of West Liberty-Salem High School, Stratton is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. He graduated from Clark State College Police Academy in August 2022, where he earned his Ohio Basic Police Officer certification. Constable Stratton is currently completing his 13-week field training program with the police division and upon successful completion he will be given a solo patrol assignment.
The Police Division is currently accepting applications from new officers to participate in the next round of Civil Service Tests, which will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The application deadline for this test is Friday, October 21, 2022.
Interested applicants can obtain an application in person at the City of Urbana Human Resources Office located at 225 South Main Street, or online at the City of Urbana website: urbanaohio.com.
UPD officer Damion Williams is pictured with his family.
UPD officer Major Stratton is pictured with his family.