New York City Police Department

Press Release | Hiring of 1,635 New Police Recruits

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 6, 2011



MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE HIRING OF 1,635 NEW POLICE RECRUITS

Largest Class in Five Years.

Recruits Were Born in 55 Different Countries.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the hiring of 1,635 New York City Police Department recruits. Commissioner Kelly administered the oath of office to the recruits at a swearing-in ceremony inside the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. The recruits form the largest Police Academy since 2006 and will begin official training at the Police Academy in Manhattan on Monday. Sixteen percent of the was born overseas, in 55 different countries. More than 30 percent of the recruits hold bachelor’s degrees, and 22 have earned advanced degrees. Seventy-one served the United States military in Iraq or Afghanistan and more than half, 58 percent, resides in the five boroughs.

“While the City’s fiscal situation remains difficult, we are committed to maintaining and building on the dramatic improvements in public safety achieved by the NYPD over the last decade,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The new is the largest single infusion of officers into the department in five years and it reflects the diverse population it will help protect.”

“Whether this is your second career or your first job out of college, your skills and life experience are invaluable to our mission of reducing crime, defending against terrorism, and forging cooperative relationships with the people we serve,” said Commissioner Kelly. “I look forward to joining Mayor Bloomberg this winter to celebrate your graduation.”


Recruit Demographics

 

Male                86.2 percent

Female             13.8 percent

 

White              55 percent

Black               12.7 percent

Hispanic          23.5 percent

Asian               8 percent

Other               0.8 percent

 

Countries of Origin

Of the new recruits, 266 (16 percent) were born outside the United States and are from 55 different countries:

Afghanistan

Albania

Anguilla

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Burma-Myanmar

Belarus

Canada

China

Colombia

Cote D’ivoire

Croatia

Dominican Republic

Taiwan

Ecuador

 

El Salvador

Ghana

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Jamaica

Kazakhstan

Korea

Kyrgyzstan

Liberia

Malaysia

Mexico

Montserrat

Morocco

Nigeria

Pakistan

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Saint Lucia

Slovakia

Trinidad&Tobago

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Forty-six police recruits previously served the City as School Safety and Traffic Enforcement Agents. Nearly 70 were Police Cadets – college apprentices who perform clerical and other assistance throughout the Department while they are in school.

 



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