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IMPD swears-in 78 recruits as part of its 22nd recruit class

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 17:01:42-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A class of 78 recruits began their journey with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Monday.

Mayor Joe Hogsett and IMPD Chief Randal Taylor led a ceremony to swear-in IMPD's 22nd recruit class. The class consists of 47 white males, 8 Black males, 7 Latino males, 2 Asian males, 6 white females, 3 Black females, 4 Asian females and one Asian female.

The recruits will receive 26 weeks of classroom and scenario-based training. In addition, the recruits will have 20 weeks of training in the field through the field training officer program.

According to the police department, the recruits will follow a curriculum with an emphasis on communication skills, de-escalation skills, recognition of mental health issues and training to deal with those in crisis, cultural awareness, implicit bias training, and realistic scenario-based training to better inform decision-making abilities.