Officer Kinzie Bates has been sworn in as a full time officer with the Vermilion Police Department (VPD). Ptl. Bates was sworn in July 11th and is the second full time uniformed female officer to serve with the VPD.
“She replaces Cpl. Rick Riggs who retired after 30 years of much appreciated service,” stated Mayor Forthofer.
Kinzie Bates is a graduate of Clearview High School in Lorain, and the Lorain County Community College Basic Police Officer Training Academy. She has worked for the VPD as a part time officer since 2017, with excellent reviews.
“Officer Bates has an eagerness to serve and protect the residents of Vermilion,” said VPD Chief Chris Hartung. “We are happy to bring the good performance Officer Bates has demonstrated in part time service as a patrolman to a full-time role on our team of officers.”
“Thank you for choosing to serve Vermilion Ptl Bates!” said Mayor Forthofer.