There are lots of new faces on the Erie Police force.

Thursday, six officers took the oath to protect and serve the citizens of Erie.

All six men come to the city with prior experience on another police force, and all of the new officers are from the area too.

Matthew Valloud graduated from McDowell High School, he graduated from the Police Academy in 2014, and spent the past nine months as a police officer with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department.

Hayden Foltz graduated from Cathedral Prep in 2013, he graduated from the Police Academy in 2016, and has most recently served as  a police officer with the Mercyhurst University Police Department.

Daniel Post police graduated from Mercyhurst Prep in 2010. He graduated from the Police Academy in 2014, and has served as a police officer with the Erie School District Police Department.

Leroy Learn graduated from North East High School in 2001. He served in the United States Army from 2001-2007, he served in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. He graduated from the Police Academy in 2012, and most recently he’s served as a police officer with the Lawrence Township Police Department.

Brock Grice graduated from Corry High School, he graduated from the Police Academy in 2015,  and served as an officer with the Mercyhurst University Police Department.

Michael Federowicz graduated from McDowell High School, he graduated from the Police Academy in 2014. He most recently served as a police officer with the South Pymatuning Township Police Department.


For many of them, this new career with the City of Erie is fulfilling a life-long dream.

They'll all go through several weeks of training before hitting the streets on their own.