New York City Police Department

Press Release | New NYPD Recruits are sworn in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2012



POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY SWEARS IN 1,231 NEW NYPD RECRUITS

Recruits Were Born in 50 Different Countries, Approximately One in Five Born Overseas; More Than One-Third of the Class Hold Bachelor’s Degrees or Higher

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly presided today over the swearing-in ceremony for 1,231 new recruits who will enter the Police Academy on Monday and, upon completing training, graduate in December. Commissioner Kelly addressed the new class at a ceremony held at Queens College before administering their oath of office.

“No matter where you’re from, no matter what you did previously, whether this is your second career or your first job out of college, you have precious skills and valuable life experience to contribute to our mission,” Commissioner Kelly said. “You’ve made a terrific decision to join the New York City Police Department, a team that has surpassed all expectations, reducing crime to record lows, defending against terrorism, and forging cooperative relationships with the people we serve.”

Recruits were born in 50 different countries, with approximately one in five new hires born overseas. Seventy-two previously served in the U.S. military, including 38 who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Thirty-two were promoted from the police cadet corps; 23 were traffic enforcement agents and seven previously served as School Safety Agents. More than one-third of the class, 459 recruits, have earned bachelor’s or advanced degrees.

Countries of Origin

Albania

Antigua & Barbuda

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Brazil

China, Hong Kong

Colombia

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Germany

Ghana

Grenada

 

Guam

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Italy

Jamaica

Kazakhstan

Kenya

South Korea

Latvia

Mexico

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Pakistan

Peru

 

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

Slovakia

Somalia

Thailand

Trinidad & Tobago

Turkey

United States (includes Puerto Rico)

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Yemen

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