Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Chief of Police Darnell Henry swore-in 82 new police officers at a public graduation ceremony held at St. Lucy’s Church in Newark today.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, who trained the graduates at their academy in Sea Girt, were among those who attended today’s ceremony.
According to officials, the class includes a diverse group of 75 males and 7 females, which was comprised of 33 Hispanics, 24 Blacks and 25 Whites.
“This is a very exciting day for the City of Newark as we continue to add new police officers,” Mayor Baraka said. “This group of Police Officers received advanced training in protecting residents and will become an integral part of the communities they serve.”
“I am pleased that we are steadily hiring new police officers,” Director Ambrose said. “The addition of these new officers is part of our ongoing strategic plan to strengthen the division and to keep Newark residents and visitors safe.”
Photos: Newark Police Department