38 New Haven police officers sworn in

New Haven police officer swearing in ceremony. (WTNH/ Tim Clune)
New Haven police officer swearing in ceremony. (WTNH/ Tim Clune)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Thirty-eight new police officer candidates were sworn in New Haven on Tuesday.

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New Haven police officers at the swearing in ceremony on July 29, 2014. (WTNH/ Tim Clune)

The New Haven Police Commission and the police department brass were joined by Mayor Toni Harp and Police Chief Dean M. Esserman at the swearing in of the 38 probationary police officer candidates. The ceremony was held at the New Haven Police Academy at 710 Sherman Parkway at 1 p.m.

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An introduction was given of the new class of probationary Police Officer candidates. The academy overlapped classes of police officer candidates at its Sherman Avenue facility in order to efficiently fill vacant positions.

Twenty-five candidates are expected to graduate the session going on currently by October 3rd. The new class is to graduate early next year. The department’s Background Investigators have been assessing candidates for another quickly approaching session which will begin in early 2015.

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