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Mayor & Chief Welcome 50 New Police Officer Trainees

January 5, 2012

Mayor Karl Dean and Chief Steve Anderson today welcomed 50 police officer candidates who began their 22-weeks of intensive law enforcement training on Tuesday.

The trainees represent 16 states and one foreign country (the Congo in Central Africa). The class is scheduled to graduate and receive their badges on June 4th.

Mayor Karl Dean

“You all will find Nashville and its citizens very welcoming and their support of our police department to be very strong,” Mayor Dean told the trainees. “The training process you have undertaken will not be easy. But, if you remain determined and persevere, the career path you have chosen will be very rewarding, both personally and professionally.”

Chief Steve Anderson addresses the trainees

“You are joining the police department at a very exciting time,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Thanks to Mayor Dean’s support, our aggressive hiring program is continuing and each of you will receive the expert training and tools you need to be most effective in serving Nashville’s families.”

These police officer trainees have begun their work at the MNPD Academy.