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New Police Recruits Sworn-In At Buffalo Police Headquarters Ceremony

BPD now at 801 officers with new class

BUFFALO – The Buffalo Police Department welcomed 21 new recruits during an official Swearing-In Ceremony Friday morning at Police Headquarters.

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson administered the ceremony. Mayor Brown delivered the opening and closing remarks and Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson delivered the oath to the recruits. Training for this newest class begins promptly Monday morning, August 4th at Erie Community College, North Campus.

“As you begin this important process, you represent the quality of our city’s residents, having applied for the positions you will be sworn into and going through probably the most comprehensive vetting process ever,” said Mayor Brown. “I congratulate all of you for making this very important and life-changing decision. Be proud of your accomplishment and celebrate with your families and friends – you are now ready to enter the Buffalo Police Academy.”

Commissioner Gipson says, “We are glad to have this group of new officers joining the Buffalo Police Department. We are in the process of growing our ranks, and this gives us the opportunity to be creative in our deployment schemes and enforcement efforts.”

This is the third recruit class under the current administration. In December 2007, the administration welcomed 12 Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority officers.

In January of this year, 83 new recruits came on board; these individuals have just completed their Field Training Program and just recently hit the streets as of July 19.

The 21 new recruits are expected to hit the streets in December after their 5-month basic recruit officer course. A total of 116 new officers have been added to the Buffalo Police Department since December of ’07.