Ben Harvey, a White Salmon resident and Columbia High School graduate, has been hired by the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department.
Harvey reported to the State Police Academy on Jan. 11, and is expected to graduate on May 19.
Following his return to the White Salmon area, he will ride with another police officer for nine to 12 weeks of field training.
Once on duty, Harvey will become the community's seventh police officer on the force.
The department remains one officer short of its full complement of eight officers and a police chief.
The Police Department is planning on testing in February to hire one more officer.