Minneapolis adds 13 new police officers


Minneapolis has 13 new police officers – 12 men and one woman – who have just completed a 17-week police academy training, the Associated Press reports. All of them have worked for the city before; 10 were community police officers, the AP reports.

Mayor R.T. Rybak and Chief Janee Harteau will join others at a graduation ceremony Tuesday night at the Walker Art Center, the AP says.

The Minneapolis force, now with 840 officers, is aging, with 64 percent of its officers age 40 years and older, MPR reported last year when the city council voted to hire new recruits.

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