The city of Jasper has officially added two more new officers to its force.

In a ceremony this morning at City Hall Jasper Clerk-Treasurer Juanita Boehm swore in 22-year old Dakota Foote and 23-year old Grant Goffinet as the newest members of the Jasper Police Department.

Last month with the approval of the Jasper Board of Public Works the Jasper Police Department extended offers of conditional employment to Foote and Goffinet who were required to undergo medical, physical and psychological evaluations and be accepted into the Public Employees Retirement Fund before their appointments were made.

Foote a native of New Haven is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a member of the Indiana National Guard where he attended officer’s candidate school and is commissioned as a second lieutenant.

Foote says he’s excited to meet the challenge of his first assignment as a law enforcement officer:

Meanwhile Goffinet is a 2008 graduate of Perry Central High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana. Grant and his wife Mary have lived in Jasper for the last roughly 5 years and says he’s ready to serve the city he and his wife have fallen in love with:

Foote and Goffinet are filling a pair of positions left vacant with the recent resignation of officer Alan Foy and the retirement of longtime patrolman Danny Collins.