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LVMPD welcomes 46 diverse recruits

Posted at 5:13 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 22:51:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department welcomed 46 new recruits to the rank of a police officer. The graduation ceremony took place on Thursday at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

LVMPD said they are, "proud to acknowledge the 46 graduates that mirror the diverse community we serve."

Twenty-one of the graduates speak Spanish, Russian, Punjabi, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese according to LVMPD.

Police say they that they are committed to "recruiting and hiring a qualified, diverse workforce" and that the 2022 class has 40 men and six women.

Among those new officers included the first turbaned SIKH police officer, Kabir Singh Kamboj.