BPD Photos of the Day: Recruit Class 56-16 Completes Final Academy Run

This morning, Monday, June 19, 2017, Boston Police Academy Class 56-16 completed their traditional run from the Academy to BPD Headquarters. The run, which is completed by the recruits a few days before their graduation from the Academy, winds over approximately 8 miles through a number of Boston’s neighborhoods and is symbolic of the distance the recruits have come in six months of training and the transformations they have made from civilian to police officer. Upon arrival at headquarters, the recruits lay a wreath at the Boston Police Officer Memorial to remind them of those that have paved the way and come before them. Congratulations, Class 56-16, you’ve come a long way!