September 6, 2011 > Milpitas Police swear in two new officers
Milpitas Police swear in two new officers
Submitted By Sgt Raj Maharaj
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Milpitas Police Officer Recruits Vy Do and Peter Tachis graduated from the 82nd Basic Police Academy Class at the Napa Valley College Police Academy in Napa, California. The ceremony was well-attended by family, friends and colleagues of both new officers. Following the ceremony, Police Chief Dennis Graham administered the Oath of Office to Do and Tachis and formally presented each with an official Milpitas Police Officer badge.
Vy Do graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Social Work. Since 2005, she has volunteered many hours within the Milpitas Police Explorer Program as an Explorer Scout, and eventually as an Advisor to the program.
Peter Tachis graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Forensic Science. He previously worked for the San Mateo County Crime Lab as a Property Officer and for the San Carlos Police Department as a Community Service Officer.
Peter was named Class Valedictorian and finished with the highest overall Academy score. Additionally, he received an Outstanding Achievement award for having the highest scores in the categories of "Communication" and "Interpersonal Skills."
Officers Do and Tachis have received the best training available in law, tactics and community relations, which will serve as a solid foundation as they begin their careers. We would like to welcome Officer Do and Officer Tachis to the Department!