DENVER -- More officers on the streets … that has been the cry from both citizens and city leaders. Following three classes which began at the Police Academy in 2014, the number of officers in Denver has grown to more than 1,400.
The last class is one of the most diverse ever, with three Asian, six Black, 17 Hispanic, and 24 White officers. Of the 50 officers who took their oaths Friday, 14 are women. Three of the new rookies began their quest to become an officer with the Explorer Program and seven came from the Cadet Program.
More than 660 family and friends were on hand for the ceremony, where they heard Chief Robert White tell them their number one job is communicating with the people they were hired to serve and protect.
“With officers being under the microscope, you must conduct yourselves in the right way, every day and give people respect, no matter their ilk in life.”
Training days begin for the new officers this weekend. Congratulations and welcome aboard!