NYPD December 2016 Police Academy Graduation


Over 550 NYPD police officers graduated the Police Academy today in a ceremony held at the Madison Square Garden Theatre. Elected officials, NYPD executives, and loved ones gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion. Police Commissioner O’Neill presided over the celebration and congratulated the officers on their outstanding achievements.

“You are being given an awesome responsibility. You are joining the finest police officers anywhere. I am so proud of you,” Police Commissioner O’Neill said. 

The December 2016 graduating class includes officers from over 39 different countries who speak 44 different languages. 51 of the graduating officers have valiantly served our country in various branches of the military, including a Purple Heart recipient. Armed with the best training and equipment in the world, we trust these officers will carry out the NYPD’s mission to continue driving down crime in NYC while connecting with the communities they serve.

[Read Police Commissioner O’Neill’s remarks here]