Drake Maddix became Columbus’ newest police officer when he was sworn in by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop during a Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Tuesday morning at Columbus City Hall.
Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department Spokesman, explains that Maddix is a 21-year-old native of the city and a graduate of Columbus
North High School. Information released by CPD says that Maddix attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in December. While working towards his degree, Maddix became a sworn police officer with IU Police Department, where he has served as a cadet and part-time police officer.
Harris says that once Maddix completes a short orientation period, he will begin his formal training.