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Largest Class of New Officers in More than 40 Years Graduates Tonight


June 10, 2013


Mayor Karl Dean and Chief Anderson will preside over tonight’s graduation of the largest class of new Nashville police officers in more than 40 years.
The 80 new officers will receive their badges and take the oath of service during a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 7594 Old Hickory Boulevard (located off the I-24 Old Hickory Boulevard exit north of the city).  Media representatives and citizens are invited.
The new officers will spend the next five to six months riding with and learning from veteran officers as they rotate among the seven precincts.
Over the past 42 years, this class is second in size only to the group of 96 new officers who graduated from training in December 1971.