22 new recruits join the ranks of the Paterson Police Department

The new cadets will act as probationary police officers, thanks to funds from the COPS Hiring Program grant.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2022, 12:39 AM

Updated 875 days ago

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Twenty-two new recruits were sworn-in on Monday into the ranks of the Paterson Police Department.
The new cadets will act as probationary police officers, thanks to funds from the COPS Hiring Program grant.
Jordan Bruce, a recruit, told News 12 what inspires him to protect and serve.
"Growing up, my father was by biggest inspiration, my biggest role model. He was a police officer. I've seen the good he's done with the community, making it better and being very positive," he said. "I want to be what he was – an inspiration to the community, just making it better every day."
The new recruits will head to the police academy next week and are slated to graduate in June.


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