Allysson Nead

Allysson Nead, 5, is sworn in on Wednesday by City of Mansfield acting Safety Service Director Dave Remy.

MANSFIELD -- It's not often Mansfield police Chief Keith Porch gives his new officers a hug, much less one that lifts them off their feet.

Then again, that new officer has never been a 5-year-old, like Allysson Nead.