FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2004
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY SWEAR IN NEW CLASS OF 1,653 NYPD RECRUITS
Recruits are Second Class to Be Sworn in This Year
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today swore in a new class of 1,653 New York Police Department (NYPD) recruits. Today's class is the second of two classes hired this year. The hiring of two classes each year will help keep the headcount and patrol strength level throughout the year, and is standard practice for the NYPD. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Queens College.
"Today we swear in 1,653 recruits to join the greatest police department in the world," said Mayor Bloomberg. "They join a department that faces new and complex challenges protecting our city from the threat of terrorism, and continues to make New York City the safest big city in America. I would like to wish today's class the best of luck as they enter the Police Academy, and I am confident they will graduate with the strength and confidence required to be one of New York's Finest."
"Today, these men and women take the all-important first step to becoming part of the largest and proudest Police Department in the world," said Commissioner Kelly. "I wish these candidates the best of luck and urge them to take full advantage of the outstanding training provided by the Police Academy."
This class of recruits is the second class to be sworn in 2004. The following is a breakdown of gender and ethnicity of the 1,653 recruits being sworn in:
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