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New Class of Recruits Sworn in by BPD


Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda welcomed 21 new recruits to the ranks of the Buffalo police department on Friday, January 18th.

Family, friends and police personnel packed the second floor academy at police headquarters for the late morning swearing in ceremony.

Commissioner Derenda issued the oath of office to the new recruits telling them that they have a tough road ahead as they begin six months of intense training.

With 750 current officers on the force, Mayor Brown said the recruits are joining the department at a time of tremendous growth in the city and noted that overall crime continues to decrease.

Here is the list of new recruits:

Mark D. Ambellan

Andrea A. Anderson

John R. Bannister

Joseph J. Christopher

Agnieszka Dembinska

Kyma J. Dickinson

Robert J. Felschow, III

Nicholas R. Herbert

Michael A. Kausch

David F. Kimmins

Anthony R. Kozlowski

David M. Kubiak

Todd C. McAlister

Patrick J. McDonald

William J. Moretti

Michael J. Norwood, Jr.

Sharese L. Saleh

Thomas P. Sullivan

Courtney A. Tripp

Jenny M. Velez

Gaisha B. Wilson