We would like welcome our newest Auburndale Police Department Officers, Officer Lizet Carrizales and Officer Tristen Lahr! The new officers have completed their three week in-house training today and were sworn in with family and friends joining us for this important day. They begin their field training right away, which will take 14-16 weeks. Officer Carrizales was born and raised in Polk County and has been in the Florida National Guard for nearly ten years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and she graduated from the Polk State College Law Enforcement Academy in 2016. Officer Lahr was also born and raised in Polk County. He graduated from Summerlin Military Academy and attends Polk State College. Officer Lahr graduated from the Polk State College Law Enforcement Academy in 2017. Both officers were sworn in be Deputy Chief Andy Ray. Welcome to the family, Officer Carrizales and Officer Lahr! We are proud to have you on our team!