28 New Orleans police recruits graduate
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department has added 28 new recruits to its ranks.
They graduated Friday from the city's police training academy.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that the recruits took their oath of office following a ceremony that featured Police Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Entergy CEO Charles Rice.
The recruits trained eight hours a day, five days a week for 26 weeks. Now, they face 16 weeks of field training, in which they are partnered with experienced officers.
The class increases the department's total manpower to 1,161, up from 1,146 roughly one year ago.
Landrieu has said he hopes the department has 1,600 officers by 2020.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Family of Allie Rice start 'Live Like Allie' campaign as case is...
More development approved along Burbank corridor despite flooding concerns
Baker bus driver placed on leave claims school system withheld stipend from...
Secretary of State 'researching' voter registration activities at East Baton Rouge field...
More than $40K missing at WBR sheriff's office; employees implicated in growing...
Southeastern knocks off #4 Incarnate Word on Eli Sawyer game winning touchdown...
McKinley High's homecoming football game canceled after bench-clearing brawl broke out between...
LSU Baseball team volunteers with Baton Rouge's Miracle League
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 3: Scotlandville Covanta Milligan
Saints vs Bucs postgame report