Police academy graduation

Posted at: 06/28/2013 4:12 AM

The Rochester Police Department Recruit Class #55 will graduate from the police academy on Friday afternoon.

This particular graduation is significant because it is comprised of 60 percent minority or female recruits. In the past, minority representation in the police academy classes has been below 25 percent. City officials say that because of enhanced recruitment efforts, this class is very diverse.

Friday's graduation ceremony will be held at the Aquinas Institute Theater at 1127 Dewey Avenue in Rochester at 4 p.m.