The Hastings Police Department added a new officer to their staff Monday as James Mead of Bellevue raised his right hand and pledged to defend the Constitution of the United States, the State of Michigan and the citizens of Hastings.
Before being hired by the Hastings Police Department, Mead spent a number of weeks in training.
He also served as a reserve officer with the Department.
He is the son of Cheryl Laws and Chris Mead.
His Grand Parents are Dave & Lois McIntyre of Hastings.