Tomorrow, 23 members of Recruit Class #169 will graduate from the New Orleans Police Department’s Training Academy. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 A.M. in the Dillard University Georges Auditorium, located at 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
Class #169 is the second recruit class hired since Superintendent Serpas was appointed by Mayor Landrieu that had to meet higher standards to be accepted as NOPD recruits. Applicants had to have at least 60 hours of college credits, or the equivalent of two years of full service in the military.
The recruit who achieved the highest grade point average in the class will be awarded a plaque for SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT from the Police Mutual Benevolent Association.
The recruit who achieved the highest cumulative score during firearms training will receive the MAC BOLDEN PRECISION SHOOTING AWARD, which is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police in memory of deceased Detective Mac Bolden.
The recruit who achieved the highest cumulative score during the tactical driving course will receive the BOP TACTICAL DRIVING AWARD sponsored by the Black Organization of Police.
The recruit who achieved the highest score on the P.O.S.T. Physical Test will receive the PANO PHYSICAL FITNESS AWARD sponsored by the Police Association of New Orleans.
The recruit who achieved the highest grade for report writing will receive the POWER REPORT WRITING AWARD sponsored by the Police Officer Women of Every Rank.
A recruit will be awarded the LOUIS J. SIRGO MEMORIAL AWARD sponsored by the Police Affiliated Ladies and presented by Mrs. Louis J. Sirgo. The Sirgo Award is unique in that the recipient is selected by his fellow recruits. The criterion is based upon the characteristic of the professional police officer that Chief Sirgo exemplified.
All members, friends, family, and media are invited to attend.
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