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Two New Officers Join the Ranks in Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich welcomed two new officers who are also Iraq War veterans to its police force at a swearing-in ceremony at Town Hall on Monday.

Yolanda Greenhaw and Peter Schmitt are the first of several new officers who will be sworn in to the department over the next few months, Chief James Heavey said.

Greenhaw currently resides in Savannah, Ga., but will be moving closer to Greenwich. She attended Sanders High School in Yonkers, N.Y., and Central Texas College. She is currently taking online courses from Columbia College in Fort Stewart, Ga. She served in the U.S. Army from 2005 to 2009 as a supply specialist and is an Iraq War veteran.

Greenhaw is a correctional officer in the communication department at the Coastal State Prison in Garden City, Ga., where she has worked since January 2011.

Schmitt resides in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. He received an associate's degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Ala., in July 2007. He is currently attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice, working toward a bachelor of science in criminal justice and economics.

Schmitt joined the Navy just two weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and served until June 2009 as an aviation electrician mate, second class. He is also an Iraq War veteran.

Both will now be required to complete an 18-month probationary period.

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