Police Welcome 34 New Officers

PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 14, 2019) – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police welcomed 34 new officers during a Graduation Ceremony for its most recent recruit class.

The class began their training on April 4, 2019. They will spend the next four months working in the field, during which time they will be partnered with experienced officers for further instruction before they can work on their own.

Mayor William Peduto, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich and Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert were among those on hand to congratulate the officers during a ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall.

Chief Schubert reminded the new officers of the immense responsibility their position holds.

"It's not an easy job and it comes with awesome power and discretion, power that you must not take lightly. You are in a rare position where you can change a life, save a life, or take a life...all in the same day."

The class includes seven officers who previously worked for other agencies but chose to join the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

"You will become representatives of this city and your mission. You will become role models for young children and the foundation of our communities," said Director Hissrich.

Before delivering the oath of office, Mayor Peduto told the graduating class what it truly means to be a Pittsburgh Police officer.

"It requires honor and integrity because you don't wear the uniform for you. You wear that uniform and that badge for everybody who wore it before you and everybody who will wear it after. There's a long, proud tradition within the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police."





Cara Cruz
Assistant Public Information Officer
Public Safety


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