A former Richland High School student is set to become to the newest member of the Kennewick Police Department.
Darren Elison will be sworn in today by Chief Ken Hohenberg during a ceremony at the police station.
Elison served six years in the Air Force before applying to the department. He is currently working on his undergraduate degree from American Military University.
Once Elison is hired, the department will be one officer away from being fully staffed. Officials are in the process of selecting another officer.