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Press Release | New NYPD Recruits are sworn in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 10, 2013



NEW CLASS OF 1,247 POLICE ACADEMY RECRUITS SWORN INTO SERVICE

Two out of Five New Hires Hold Bachelor's or Advanced Degrees - Forty Percent to 45% of This and Each of the Last Three Police Academy Classes Were College Graduates; Largest Class in Two Years Will Graduate the Academy in December

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly presided Wednesday over the hiring ceremony for 1,247 new police recruits who begin six months of Police Academy training this week. The new hires were sworn-in during a ceremony at Queens College and will report to the New York City Police Academy in Manhattan on Friday.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said: “By joining the NYPD these men and women have chosen a demanding and important profession that can make a powerful difference in people's lives. We are on pace this year to set a record low for murders and shootings in our city and I am confident that this group of police recruits will contribute to keeping New York the safest big city in the country.”

In his address to the new class, Commissioner Kelly said, “We are grateful for each and every one of you. Today you join a team that has surpassed all expectations, reducing crime to record lows, defending against terrorism, and forging cooperative relationships with the people we serve. 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.”

Two out of five new hires sworn on Wednesday hold bachelor's or advanced degrees, including 21 who earned masters and two juris doctors. Forty percent to 45% of this and each of the last three Police Academy classes were college graduates.

Fifty new recruits served in the U.S. military, and 69 members of this class previously served as New York City traffic enforcement agents, school safety agents or in other civilian roles, including 17 police cadets who were promoted and recognized with certificates after the swearing-in ceremony. Police cadets were assigned to various commands citywide in clerical support roles while they attended college.

Also among the new hires sworn Wednesday was Dina Loor, wife of Detective Eder Loor, a police officer who was stabbed through his skull last April while responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed person in East Harlem. Officer Loor survived his wounds and was promoted to Detective this March.

Probationary Police Officer Loor is one of 225 females joining the Police Academy. The class is 82% male and 18% female. Additional demographic breakdown:

Probationary Police Officer Loor is one of 225 females joining the Police Academy. The class is 82% male and 18% female. Additional demographic breakdown:

57% White 25% Hispanic 4% American Indian
10% Black 8% Asian .1% other

More than half of this class, 656 recruits, reside in New York City. Nearly one in five, 17%, was born outside the United States, in 42 different countries listed below:

Albania
Bangladesh
Barbados
Brazil
China (including Hong Kong)
Columbia
Croatia
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Germany
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
India
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Japan
South Korea
Macedonia
Moldova
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Palau
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Serbia
Tajikistan
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Venezuela

The recruits speak 27 different languages among them:

Albanian
Arabic
Bengali
Cantonese
Creole
Croatian
French
Fukinese
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Korean
Malayalam
Mandarin
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Tagalog
Tamil
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu

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