To Serve and Protect: Cleveland Swears In 44 New Police Officers

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland welcomed 44 new police officers Friday.

After completing 26 weeks of training, the Police Academy graduates arrived at City Hall Friday afternoon with a full escort.

In front of their friends and family, Mayor Frank Jackson administered the oath to serve and protect the citizens of Cleveland.

“Public service is an honorable profession, but it’s not for everyone,” said Jackson. “And you have stepped in, and I will guarantee you in your service as police officers, you will touch many lives, so again, congratulations and thank you.”

It marked the 131st Cleveland Police Academy’s graduation.

The new patrol officers report for duty on Monday.