The new officers, Adam Coleman and Sabrina Irizarry, were sworn in at the Sept. 23 Village Board meeting. They will replace two retiring officers, according to a village staff memo.
Coleman, of Elmwood Park, is a 2006 graduate of St. Patrick High School. He attended Western Illinois University and graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and justice administration.
He was an intern at the La Grange Police Department in the summer of 2010, and since April 2012, he has been a member of the department's auxiliary unit.
Irizarry, of Burbank, is a 2007 graduate of Reavis High School. She attended Moraine Valley Community College until transferirng to Loyola University of Chicago, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science. She worked for FedEx Office for seven years through school, and was an intern at the Burbank Police Department. She is now a second-year graduate at DePaul University, where she is pursuing a masters degree in public management.
A third police officer position remains vacant due to the village's cost containment plan.
Coleman and Irizarry begin training at the La Grange Police Department on Monday, Oct. 7.