Hopkins police welcomed their newest recruit to the department at Monday night’s City Council meeting, gathering at City Hall to watch as Alex Cady became the newest sworn officer in the Hopkins Police Department. Police Chief Mike Reynolds briefly introduced Cady to residents and Council members before City Manager Mike Mornson issued Cady’s oath of office.
Cady fills a vacancy in the Hopkins Police Department, bringing the police force up to full capacity.
Cady grew up in Minnetonka, graduating from Minnetonka High School in 2005 before attending Winona State University. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in law enforcement.
Most recently Cady worked as a part-time police officer in Goodview, Minn., and also has experience working with ambulance services in Plainview.
In 2008 Cady was a college intern with the Hopkins Police Department, a fact Reynolds said contributed to his hiring.
“He’s an example of who we hire in the Hopkins Police Department,” Reynolds said. “If we have a part in their training and know them and their character, those are the people we want to hire in Hopkins.”
Cady’s father was on hand and was given the honor of pinning his son’s badge to his uniform following the oath of office.