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Burbank has three new police officers.
Matthew Shanahan, Chelsea Slaninka and David Malloy were sworn in at Wednesday's city council meeting. Mayor Harry Klein introduced the new officers and presented each a badge.
Shanahan, 24, is a lateral transfer from the Thornton Police Department where he was employed for nearly two years and led the department in DUI arrests. He attended Western Illinois University where he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Slaninka, 24, is a graduate of Oak Lawn High School and Saint Xavier University where she earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She has immediate family that reside in Burbank and comes from a law enforcement family. Slanina will attend the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (S.L.E.A) at the College of DuPage beginning next moth.
Malloy, 29, served in the United States Marine Corps where he completed two tours of duty in Iraq and earned several awards including the Combat Action Ribbon and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Western Illinois University. He has many family members that reside in Burbank. Malloy will attend the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (S.L.E.A) at the College of DuPage beginning next moth.