Monday, May 21, 2012

New recruits reflect community

Thirty-four men and women are beginning the process today to become Kansas City Missouri Police officers. Today, they are filling out paperwork, getting their equipment issued and undergoing orientation. Tomorrow will be their first day at the Police Academy as part of our nearly eight-month training program.

This group represents the community they will serve well. A third of them are minorities (nine are black and two are Hispanic), and 20 percent of them are women. I thank our Human Resources Unit for recruiting and processing such qualified and diverse candidates.

I look forward to watching these men and women become Kansas City Police Officers.

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