1 class graduating, another starting for New Orleans police
NEW ORLEANS - The manpower-strapped New Orleans Police Department says a recruiting class of 29 members is graduating on the same day a new class starts.
The department scheduled graduation ceremonies Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, a new class was set to launch at the department training academy. Meanwhile, another class that began in 2015 is expectedto graduate in the spring.
The latest graduates will be assigned to police districts across the city and partnered with experienced field training officers. Those officers will mentor the recruits through 16 weeks of field training.