(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Jackson Police Department held a graduation ceremony for its 58th Police Recruit Class, Friday, November 22nd at 10:00 am, at the Jackson Police Training Academy.
During their 16 weeks at the academy, the graduating officers became the first Police Academy class to receive training on the Getac Body Worn Camera.
Additionally, recruits learned the laws of the State of Mississippi as well as the Code of Ordinances of the City of Jackson and received instruction in police procedure, firearms usage, taser training, defensive driving, first responder training, defensive tactics and report writing.
“Our new officers are taking their place on a law enforcement team that is second to none,” said JPD Chief James E. Davis. “Jackson Police Officers are among the best-trained police officers in the country. Citizens are safer with the addition of these new members of the department.”
The 58th Police Recruit Class is the second group of officers added under the administration of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. The third group, the 59th Police Recruit Class, is expected to graduate on January 17, 2020.