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True blue: the NYPD’s newest cadets

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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Thu Jul 24, 2014.

The Police Department’s new class of cadets was sworn in by Mayor de Blasio July 9 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium.

De Blasio, at the podium at top right, was joined by the NYPD’s top officials, Commissioner Bill Bratton, next to the mayor, Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and Chief of Patrol James O’Neill, left, as well as more of the brass.

The mayor told the recruits they are coming into the department at a critical time, as shootings are on the rise though murders are still down, and that they are entering the organization most responsible for the great reductions in crime the city has experienced.

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