Newark Mayor, Police Recruit Class Participate In New Jersey State Police Commandant's Run

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Chief of Police Darnell Henry welcomed over 80 Newark Police Division recruits to the New Jersey State Police Commandant’s Run this morning.

According to a statement released by city officials, The Commandant’s Run is a traditional 1.5-mile run performed just before new troopers of the New Jersey State Police are sworn in.

Because this latest class of Newark Police Division recruits were trained at the NJSP Training Academy in Sea Girt, NPD’s recruits participated in the run officials said.

“I am pleased to have joined the newest members of the Newark Police Division in this run, which reflects the culmination of their training by the New Jersey State Police,” Mayor Baraka said. “The Commandant’s run is a testament to our city’s ongoing progress and our commitment to public safety.”

“I’m proud to see these new police officers taking their final steps in training with Mayor Baraka as part of the Commandant’s Run,” Director Ambrose said. “The New Jersey State Police extended a great honor to the City of Newark by allowing this class to be trained at its academy. Chief Henry and I join Mayor Baraka in welcoming these men and women to the Newark Department of Public Safety.”

Mayor Baraka and the Newark Police Division recruits began the run shortly after 10 a.m. today at Bergen Street and Clinton Avenue. The route proceeded southbound on Bergen Street, continued onto Hawthorne Avenue, then to Chadwick Avenue, Avon Avenue and ended back at Bergen Street and Clinton Avenue.