5 new Victoria police officers sworn in
June 26, 2014 at 6:26 a.m.
The Victoria Police Department swore in five new officers, bringing vacancies down to four officer positions and one assistant chief position.
The department has combated its three-year shortage high by hiring 21 officers within the past three months, Detective Tanya Brown wrote in an email. New officers are, from left, Montey Sanford, of Austin; Kiana Padron, of Port Lavaca; Bryan Baumann, of El Campo; Shane Collins, of Collin County; and Andy Garcia, of Conroe.