KPD welcomes new officer

KENNEWICK - Kennewick Police welcomed its newest officer this morning.

Officer Darren Elison still has to go through a couple months of training before hitting the streets. KPD is allowed 93 officers in their unit. Officer Elison makes 92. He's working on his graduate degree, and has a wife and two kids. He says it's a dream to serve the Kennewick community.

"I'm excited to be here. I was in the military for six years, and this was my ultimate goal. I grew up in Richland, and I'm excited to be back here," said Newest KPD Officer Darren Elison.

KPD hopes to add another officer in the coming months.