The Cincinnati Police Department is celebrating the completion of its first recruit class in more than six years.
56 officers and one firefighter who took the 26-week training courses received their commissions Friday during a ceremony in Downtown Cincinnati at The Masonic Center. They will now spend the next 13 weeks with training officers.
The class valedictorian was James Hutchings, who is currently a Cincinnati Firefighter. He went thru police training to be a sworn officer inside the fire department. Hutchings had this advice to his fellow graduates.