Swearing-in ceremony held for MPD recruits

NOW: Swearing-in ceremony held for MPD recruits

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A swearing-in ceremony was held for 65 recruits of the Milwaukee Police Department. 

They will now go through six months of rigorous physical and academic training to get them ready for real life scenarios that they'll face with any call.

Police Chief Ed Flynn says the recruits will need support from their family and other recruits to get through training.

"No police officer succeeds in isolation from all the other police officers. You are going to start forging bonds of teamwork and what you can do to help each other get through is as important as going through it yourself," said Chief Ed Flynn.

The class is the second this year to start at the training academy. They are scheduled to graduate by the middle of next year. 

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