Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly Preside Over Graduation Ceremony for 1,147 New Police Officers

Press Release, New York Police Department, December 27, 2010

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly Preside Over Graduation Ceremony for 1,147 New Police Officers

Class Is Largest Since 2008

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today presided over a graduation ceremony for 1,147 new police officers at Madison Square Garden. {snip}

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{snip} Approximately 26 percent of the graduates are Hispanic, 12 percent are black, 6 percent are Asian and 55 percent are white. Approximately 15 percent of the graduates are female.

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Two-hundred and three of the candidates (18 percent) were born outside the United States in 50 different countries:

Albania-3

Argentina-1

Bangladesh-6

Barbados-1

Belarus-2

Burma-1

Cambodia-1

China-5

Colombia-8

Cuba-1

Dominica-1

Dominican Republic-48

Ecuador-10

Egypt-2

England-1

France-1

Grenada-1

Guatemala-1

Guyana-10

Haiti-13

Honduras-5

India-6

Italy-2

Ivory Coast-1

Jamaica-12

Kazakhstan-1

Korea, South-6

Kosovo-2

Kyrgyzstan-2

Liberia-1

Mexico-2

Nicaragua-1

Pakistan-3

Panama-1

Peru-3

Poland-9

Portugal-2

Puerto Rico-4

Romania-2

Saint Lucia-1

South Africa-1

Spain-1

Sudan-1

Trinidad & Tobago-7

Turkey-1

Ukraine-5

United Arab Emirates-1

Uzbekistan-1

Venezuela-1

Vietnam-1

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