The new recruits took their oath Monday. The Academy class has 28 recruits, 16 of which are minorities.
Rochester Police Chief Sheppard said recruits come from local and out of state colleges, as well as, the military. He says having a diverse group is something Mayor Richards and City Council have strived for in recent years.
City Council President, Lovely Warren, says its a phenomenal achievement and shows the hard work of the recruiting unit.
The Academy class for the recruits is set to begin August 1st.