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Chicago police welcome 59 new recruits at Navy Pier graduation

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

In a graduation ceremony Tuesday at Navy Pier, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy welcomed 59 police recruits.

This class is the fifth group of police recruits to complete instruction in the Department's Police Academy under the tenure of Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent McCarthy, a release from police News Affairs said.

The graduating class includes three active military personnel, 12 veterans, and nine multi-generation officers, including the son of fallen Chicago Police Officer Larry Vincent, who was killed in the line of duty 30 years ago.

Prior to graduation, probationary police officers spend five months as police recruits in the Department's Police Academy, where they receive approximately 1,000 hours of instruction and training.

Following graduation, members start a Field Training Program; upon successful completion of the program and 13 months in the field, probationary police officers then become full-fledged police officers.

Additional recruit classes are anticipated to complete training in April, May, and June.

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