TROY — The city of Troy held a swearing-in ceremony for two new Troy Police Department officers on Monday.
Mayor Michael Beamish swore in Officers Joe Wilhelm and Brian O’Neal at City Hall on Monday afternoon.
Wilhelm was born in Dayton and grew up in Kettering. He graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School in 2006. After high school, he attended Wright State University where he eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 2013. Joe attended the Sinclair Community College Criminal Justice Training Academy and successfully completed the police academy in 2013. After graduation, he accepted a position as a police officer working with the auxiliary for German Township (Montgomery County). Joe then accepted a full-time position as a police officer at the Miami Valley Hospital police department and later accepted a job for the University of Dayton Police Department. Wilhelm was employed at UD for four years before accepting the position at Troy.
O’Neal was born and raised in Troy. He graduated for Troy High School in 2011. He attended the Sinclair Community College Criminal Justice Training Academy and successfully completed the police academy in 2015.
After graduation, O’Neal accepted a position as a police officer with the Moraine Police Department and has been employed with them since April of 2017.
Brian and his wife, Brooke are expecting their first baby in October. Brian is active in the Troy community and has coached Troy Junior Basketball for the previous two seasons.
The department is now fully staffed, according to Capt. Joe Long.