OAK GROVE, La. (KTVE/KARD) – The Oak Grove Police Department welcomed a new officer, Officer Ebony Young. Officer Young was hired as a the 1st African American female Police Officer for the Town of Oak Grove.

Wednesday night Chief Russell and Asst. Chief Porter attended the graduation of Officer Ebony Young from the 147th session of North Delta Training Academy. During the 18 week program Officer Young learned several aspects needed to become a Certified Police Officer. Officer Young will be assigned to the Patrol Division for the Oak Grove Police Department.

“It feels great, but I also have a lot of people to thank for getting me where I am today”, said Young about her journey of becoming a police officer.

Congratulations to Officer Ebony Young!