914 new cops to hit city streets

The streets of New York will soon be a little safer, as 914 new police officers were sworn in at Madison Square Garden last week.
The graduates recently completed over six months of intensive training at the Police Academy in various field assignments.
The new officers will be assigned to Operation Impact, the program that pairs rookie officers with experienced supervisors and deploys them to targeted high-crime areas.
“The NYPD’s record-setting crime fighting was bolstered today with the graduation of 914 of the nation’s best trained police officers,” said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. “All have been assigned to impact zones with the mission to continue to suppress crime in the city. These new officers have joined the largest and most diverse police department in the nation in the most diverse city in the world.”
According to Kelly, the class is among the most diverse to have ever graduated from the academy. Approximately 27 percent of the graduates are Hispanic, 13 percent are black, 7 percent are Asian and 52 percent are white. Approximately 17 percent of the graduates are female.
Of the 914, 219 graduates received four-year college degrees and 163 have completed associates degrees. Members of the class hail from a wide range of professions, including 123 graduates who have served in the military.

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