Joseph Edward Harris of the Cumming Police Department recently completed 408 hours of basic mandate training required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training council.
In addition, Harris received his graduating class’ Honor Integrity Respect Courage Award. Recipients are chosen by their classmates.
Harris, a city of Cumming employee since November 2007, has worked as a detention officer and communications officer with the department.
He is currently participating in a 12-week field training program. Once he has completed 360 hours, he will be assigned as a patrol officer.
Harris’ late grandfather, Rodney Johnson, also worked in law enforcement as a deputy for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.