sworn in Key West Police Officers are Jason Castillo, Kuniko Celcer and
All three joined the department after graduating in August from the
Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Institute of Criminal Justice at
Florida Keys Community College.
Three new Key West police officers were
recently sworn in to the department by Chief Buz Dillon.
All three graduated in August from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at
the Institute of Criminal Justice at Florida Keys Community College.
Before administering the oath, Chief Buz Dillon said, "We have
additional powers granted to us by the State of Florida and because of
that we are held to a higher standard than the citizens. Our behavior on-
and off-duty must be exemplary. If you're not up to living your life with
these higher standards, you may want to find another career."
Jason Castillo, 25, graduated from Key West High School in 1995 and has an
Associate's degree from Florida Keys Community College. He said he chose
Key West police because it will "give me the opportunity to give
something back to my home town."
Kuniko Celcer, 32, came to Key West police after working two years as a
registered nurse and 10 years as a paramedic in Key West. She graduated
from Key West High School in 1988 and has an Associate's degree in nursing
from Florida Keys Community College. She calls Tokyo, Japan, her hometown.
Celcer said she chose Key West police after working beside many officers
while employed with Key West Rescue, adding that she "found law
enforcement interesting and exciting."
John Dorgan, 23, is a native of York, Pa.,
where he graduated from high school in 1998. He said he chose the Key West
Police Department because the community is very close.
At the ceremony each new officer swore an oath to support, protect and
defend the U. S. Constitution and government, the state of Florida and the
Key West City Charter, and signed a code of ethics.
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