The city of Syracuse swore in a new class of police officers on Monday. The new recruits are filling spots being vacated by retiring officers and helping to cut down on overtime.
Kimberly Dishaw of Syracuse is one of the 25 new officers.
“I’m just overwhelmed, excited, ready to start class,” Dishaw said.
The officers now begin 26 weeks at the police academy before another 12 weeks of field training. Speaking to the new recruits, Police Chief Frank Fowler told them it is a challenging time to be an officer.