Media Availability/Photo Opportunity: Boston Police Recruit Class 56-16 to Graduate Tomorrow; BPD to Proudly Welcome 56 New Police Officers to the Department

Media Availability/Photo Opportunity: Boston Police Recruit Class 56-16 to Graduate Tomorrow; BPD to Welcome 56 New Police Officers to the Department   

WHO: Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Police Commissioner William B. Evans, Superintendent Lisa Holmes, members of the Boston Police Command Staff, Boston Police Academy Staff, graduating police recruits, local clergy, elected officials, area law enforcement partners, family and friends.    

WHAT: During the ceremony, 70 police recruits will be sworn in as police officers. Of the 70, 56 will immediately join the ranks of the BPD, while the remaining 14 recruits will be appointed to outside agencies including Chelsea, Dedham, Medford, Stoughton, Tisbury and Andover. In addition to the swearing in portion of the ceremony, badges will be presented to all officers by designated family members during the pinning ceremony. At the conclusion of the graduation, per tradition, Chief William Gross will make a citywide announcement on the police radio officially welcoming Class 56-16.     

WHERE: IBEW Local 103 located at 256 Freeport Street in Dorchester, MA 

WHEN: Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:00am with media availability to follow.