Columbus Police Department adds new officer

Samuel Lucas. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

The Columbus Police Department is welcoming its newest officer.

Samuel Lucas was sworn in by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop earlier this week at Columbus City Hall.

Lucas is a graduate of Clay City Jr./Sr. High School and IUPUC with a bachelors degree in sociology and criminal justice. While at IUPUC, he worked as an IU cadet officer. He later graduated from the IU police academy.

After a short orientation period, Lucas will begin the police department’s field training program.