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Baltimore City Police Academy welcomes 29 new trainees

Posted at 5:26 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 17:28:36-04

BALTIMORE — A new class of police officer trainees began their training at the Police Academy on Monday.

For the class of 29, this is just the beginning. The academy is 34 weeks of training and Commissioner Michael Harrison says part of that is following consent decree requirements.

"While we will prepare them for worst case scenarios, we really want to train them to community minded and community focused," Harrison said.

Baltimore Police recently released a recruitment ad in hopes of attracting a new generation of police officers, including more females and minorities.

Commissioner Harrison hopes to see the results from that campaign soon.

"It's too early for that I think we'll start seeing the fruits in a couple months with new hires," Harrison said.