CHICAGO — Three recent Chicago Police Department (CPD) recruit classes were honored with a graduation ceremony Monday which included an address from Mayor Brandon Johnson.
The ceremony was held for Recruit Classes 22-6, 22-7, and 22-8, and also recognized “recently promoted command staff, sergeants, detectives, and field training officers,” according to a release from CPD.
CPD Interim Superintendent Fred Waller was also in attendance and provided remarks.
Johnson’s campaign platform for public safety and police reforms included making “CPD more efficient” and “strengthening police accountability” among other efforts. Monday’s graduating recruits began their training under the prior mayoral administration.
Watch Johnson’s full speech in the video above.