On Monday, November 13, 2017, the 100 members of Boston Police Academy Class 57-17 received their white Guidon class flag, signifying their first achievement as a unified group. The white Guidon flag is symbolic in that it now identifies Class 57-17 when they are on recruit runs or marching in formation, carried by the class Guide at the front of the formation for all to see. In a few weeks, Class 57-17 hopes to exchange their white flag for a blue one, signifying not only unity, but the cohesiveness, camaraderie, and responsibility that their class will carry with them throughout their careers. At graduation, their blue Guidon flag will take its place among previous recruit class flags proudly hanging in the halls of the Boston Police Academy. Congratulations, Class 57-17, on this noteworthy accomplishment on your way to becoming Boston police officers!