NYPD Welcomes Largest, Most Diverse Class of Cadets Ever

Tom O'Connor, New York Post, June 10, 2016

The NYPD has just hired its largest, most diverse class of cadets ever–a group of newbies who are 80 percent minority.

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Hispanics make up 39 percent of the new cadet class, in a department that is 27 percent Hispanic, while Asian and Pacific Islanders make up 21.9 percent of the new cadets, or triple the percentage of current officers of that ethnicity.

The percentage of black cadets is 16.4 percent, slightly above department demographics, despite efforts by Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase the force’s African-American makeup to 23 percent from the current level of 15 percent.

The percentage of whites is 19.8 percent, with the force at 50 percent.

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