Mayor Kelly A. Yaede swore nine new Hamilton Township Police Officers into service during a ceremony in the council chambers March 8.

Three of the newly installed officers will immediately begin patrol duties, while the remaining six will begin training at the Mercer County Police Academy.

Hamilton’s new officers help maintain the township’s current police force levels by replacing officers who have recently retired.

Hiring new officers is consistent with Yaede’s commitment to law enforcement. Other involvement includes participating in Police COMSTAT meetings, joining an office on patrol duty and attempting to raise awareness for Hamilton’s Neighborhood Watch Program.

First photo, Hamilton Township’s newest police officers pose with Mayor Kelly A. Yaede at a swearing in ceremony in the council chambers March 8, 2013. Pictured are Brian DiBiasi, Derek Fiabane, Michael McGowan, Bryan Gadsby, David Leonardi, Chief of Police James W. Collins, Mayor Kelly A. Yaede, Peter Frascella, Elliot Anderson, Timothy Donovan and James Rickey. (Photo by Hamilton Township).

Second photo, Chief of Police, James W. Collins, watches new Hamilton Township Police Office Elliot Anderson places his hand on the Bible his wife, Crystal Anderson, holds and Mayor Yaede officiates his oath. (Photo by Hamilton Township).

Third photo, Chief of Police, James W. Collins, stands with new Hamilton Township Police Officer Timothy Donovan who touches the Bible held by his brother, Office Matthew Donovan, and takes an oath officiated by Mayor Yaede. (Photo by Hamilton Township).